Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • "The world is charged with the grandeur of God it flashes out like shining from shook foil..." Gerard Manley Hopkins - God's Grandeur (quote not exact)
    El Anatsui has captured God's grandeur and contained it at least to some extent in his beautifully contemplative works and the responses they evoke.

    — Bob

  • One word: Klimt

    — Genevieve

  • I only wish there were credits for all the artist assistants for this exhibit and beyond who brought these works to life. Without those hands: technicians,workers,and aides we wouldn't be able to see these works on display.

    — Jesse

  • While viewing the work I couldn't help think about a feeling being evoked. Regardless of the potential narrative that might form for me, I was particularly aware of sensation, the feeling one has when experiencing art work. Granted, it's not necessarily universal, some work is more moving than others, but unequivocally there is an experience. Therefor the idea of a charge really resonates with me. All art is one way or anther an exchange of energy.

    — Maria

  • I enjoy how the artist is able to take a material that normally evokes a feeling of rigidity and transforms it into fluid. The charge left is the ability to transmute materials and see the world differently.

    — Matt