Sunday, March 17, 2013
gravity and grace
I'm deviating from photography here, but felt this video just had to be shared. Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is celebrating a major retrospective of his work; it's now showing at the Brooklyn Museum. (Perhaps you've seen his High Line piece in NY?) This exhibition looks positively majestic.
Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between
sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country,
Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction.
Read this NYT article about El Anatsui if you want to know more.