Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • The 21st century is all connected by little wires.

    But the trend is fiber optics.

    — Walt

  • There are connections on multilple levels, between waste and creation, between materials--metal as cloth and wood as paper, between African and European artistic traditions, and between current consumption and past colonialism.

    — Tokumbo

  • West African textiles, daily life and art, recycling

    — Julie

  • I see that they all use certain types of interesting material

    — Barak Obama

  • Rhythm and Flow. Music. Movement. Transcended space. also, results of a quasi alchemist process turning waste into "gold" (and also quite literally speaking, if you think of what a Nigerian studio assistant might get for his/her (? are there any women involved?) work compared to the prices for artwork on the European and US art markets).

    — Elke