Gravity and Grace: Brooklyn Museum exhibits monumental Works by El Anatsui

From February 8th to August 4th the Brooklyn Museum is hosting the first solo exhibition in a New York museum of renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, from Ghana.  The show will feature over 30 large scale works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures, reclycling becomes Art. 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. His work on bottles caps is particularly incredible and interesting…

More about the exhibition and its press presentation here

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Top and above: a sneak peak at El Anatsui works and installation at the Brooklyn Museum

Other works by El Anatsui:

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courtesy of Akron Museum

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North Carolina Museum photo courtesy Perry Hurt and Nathalie Braswell

courtesy of North Carolina Museum

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Venice Biennale 2007

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top and above: courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery

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GRAVITY & GRACE Monumental works by El Anatsui.

El Anatsui in the details: when recycling becomes beauty

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Portrait of El Anatsui

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