In Conversation: El Anatsui with Susan Vogel (by BrooklynMuseum)

To celebrate his first solo exhibition in New York, El Anatsui discusses his rise to fame, his inspiration, and the process behind the large-scale installations on view in Gravity and Grace with Kevin Dumouchelle, Brooklyn Museum’s Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, and Susan Vogel, filmmaker and author of El Anatsui: Art and Life.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui will feature over 30 installations in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures.

The exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by Christie’s and The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, Brooklyn Museum.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui – on view until August 4, 2013

El Anatsui, Earths Skin, 2007.

El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944, Earth’s Skin, 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. Photo © 2013 Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times Company.

El Anatsui,Gli (Wall), 2010

El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944), Gli (Wall), 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, installation at the Brooklyn Museum, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Brooklyn Museum photograph.

El Anatsui,Gravity and Grace, 2010

El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944), Gravity and Grace, 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 145 5/8 x 441 in. (369.9 x 1120.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Brooklyn Museum photograph.

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