El Anatsui at the Clark Institute

Delta (2010) found aluminum and copper wire, Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

Ghanian artist El Anatsui is the second ever contemporary artist featured in a solo exhibition organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The sculptor El Anatsui, born in Ghana in 1944, merges personal, local, and global concerns in his visual creations. Weaving together discarded aluminum tops from Nigerian liquor bottles, Anatsui creates large-scale sculptures called gawu (“metal” or “fashioned cloth” in the artist’s first language) that demonstrate a fascinating interplay of color, shape, and fluidity.

The exhibition takes place from 12 June 2011 – 16 October 2011.

For more information click here

Special exhibition Microsite

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