El Anatsui


Gallery News for El Anatsui

El Anatsui's solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst, and work in atrium at Zeitz MOCAA

Haus der Kunst is set to open the largest survey ever mounted for El Anatsui, titled Triumphant Scale (3 March – 28 July) The exhibition, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agaul, will incorporate every medium the artist has worked in over the course of his fifty-year career, including wood and ceramic sculptures, wall reliefs, drawings and several new site-specific sculptures. Tsiatsia, a massive tapestry by Anatsui which once covered the facade at the Royal Academy of Art in London, will hang in the BMW Atrium at Zeitz MOCAA from February until December.

Solo exhibition for El Anatsui in Belgium

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in Brussels, hosts a solo exhibition of work by El Anatsui titled The Beginning and The End (19 December – 17 February). The exhibition considers Anatsui’s work in relation to traditional African graphical systems that are used to form patterns on textiles, and where each symbol has a particular meaning.

El Anatsui on a group exhibition at the MAD Museum in New York

Work by El Anatsui is shown on the Museum of Arts and Design’s new group exhibition, MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1, which features more than fifty works of craft, art, design, and jewelry acquired for the permanent collection over the past five years (6 September – 31 March). The exhibition frames MAD’s collecting mission and recent acquisitions over the last five years by positioning works within the context of the Museum’s current collections plan; championing the ever-changing field of art and design practices that sustain, expand and interpret the craft media the Museum was founded to support. ‘With MAD Collects, we are demonstrating our commitment to investing in works by a diverse roster of forward-thinking artists who are pushing the boundaries of craft’ said Shannon R. Stratton, principal curator of the exhibition.

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    El Anatsui / Meyina / 2017

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    South South: Between Land and Sea

    In Context / 2010

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