Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • The artist keeps stressing the tactile and change ability of these objects like he wants us to touch.

    — Penny

    Radiah Harper Vice Director For Education & Program Development replied

    Dear Penny, Thank you for your comment. I think of it more like the artist is speaking about the possibility of moving the objects from a curatorial perspective. That the objects take on a new life when they are in a new venue, because the drape or movement is changed in the hands of each institutions art handlers and curators.

  • These monumental works leave me with a charge of possibilities. The idea of Endless possibilities, fluidity and fun. - R

    — Richard Hearns Irish

  • Objects ... Ideas. Ideas are "in the air" and...as it turns out ... So are objects. When they touch something NEW happens. A new form emerges.

    — Jack

  • These amazing creations leave a breath taking mark on me. They are so intresting and intriguing. Pure art.

    — Breanna

  • Shimmering sensual, captivating..how does the work touch the workers? The bottle cap collectors? The drinkers? Where are the women?
    How does all the drinking affect the community? Who drinks all the liquor?
    I love the repurposing, and all the lives it touches.

    — Deirdre

    David replied

    Good question! Where ARE the women?