Monday, 19 May 2008

El Anatsui | Ghana/Nigeria

El Anatsui is an artist that has been championed by the October Gallery in London - for over a decade and also by the British Museum. His works are featured in Chris Spring's book "Aganza Afrika".

El Anatsui's work is about recycling, materialism, consumerism and in his most recent works looks at the versatility of metal, subverting our common held belief that metal is stiff and rigid and converting it into pliable, even a soft material.

Between Heaven and Earth sees El Anatsui mounting his work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Here is a short piece about El Anatsui work:

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