Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • It's amazing how digital and pixelated many of the pieces made out of small squares look! The process I imagine being used in making these objects makes me think of the slow deliberate process of writing code or working on the small zoomed in pieces that only become beautiful frm a distance.

    — Phelan

  • We see Klimt, kimonos, tapestries, plate boundaries, fishing nets

    — Adkers

  • Connection is the link to persons, places and things which we humans have an extreme desire for as well expressed in the words and materials Anatsui has opened us to, in ways
    original to him.

    — Hilary

  • There is another person who does something like this in Kenya who collects flip-flops that have washed up on the beach and glues them together then shapes them to make art. She does this to help the environment. Sea turtles cannot lay their eggs because of all this rubbish that drifts in and collects on the beach so she is helping to get rid of some of the garbage.

    — Grace

  • Connections between what we see & what we are capable of seeing... Between what is static on its own and what is fluid when brought together.

    — Sharon