Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • Connections between:
    - old form and new form

    - small piece connecting into one large whole - Alone they are insignificant, but together they are one beautiful tapestry each piece is static, but as a whole they are fluid.

    - object and the viewer -it occupies the same space as the viewer

    — Erica

  • "Tin" cans are actually made of a tin-steel mixture. Tin by itself is actually too flimsy to hold anything. It's also soluble in liquids.

    — Leo

  • Ability to transform daily objects discarded into beauty and interest .... Making conection

    — Jill

  • Leroy
    Gravity and grace is like LED lights in the way it tricks your brain into think a couple different colors equals one solid color.
    Sebastian
    Peak is like a golden mountain on a sunset.
    Also ,when you look at it you imagine that you are in a dream and everything is made of gold. By two kids.

    — Molly

  • El Anatsui's work is accessible. The materials he works with make me think of the landfills of Guatemala where people risks their lives everyday to make some living off recyclable resources. Anatsui's body of work, though probably not intentionally, gives these ignored people a voice beyond their current surrounding.

    — Saki