Sunday, December 12, 2010

Artist of the week: El Anatsui

Open(ing) Market, tin, paper, wood, paint.
Sacred Moon, 2007

I'm a relative newcomer to El Anatsui's work. I had the opportunity to attend his "Art Talks" at the AGO as part of a graduate course on culture and education. The Royal Ontario Museum is currently hosting a 40-year career retrospective of his work entitled “El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa.” The exhibition is beautiful and very much worth a visit. Images c/o the Torontoist and exhibition info can be found here

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