Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • Amazing. Love that he talks about found objects as living things, and that he wants to lift them up after they have been discarded.

    — Steve

  • Hi, I'm an Art21 Educator and I'm here with some of my students who are in 6th grade. The first time I saw his work was at the MET, in the African dept.
    I'm so happy he is considered more as a contemporary artist who transcends boundaries. He is one of my favorite artists to share with anyone. He is so approachable and wonderful!! I love him!!!!
    Thank you for this amazing exhibit. The space takes his work to such a distinguished level.

    — Catherine

  • It is beautiful beyond belief! I guess you can say his art is not only good for you senses, it is good for the environment! You should make this a permanent installation

    — Moe

  • Since I initially visited the exhibit, the pieces in this room have moved. The red and black seem to be crawling, oozing down. The peaks are sinking. The work moves me to grins.

    — Rahimah

  • It leaves a charge on everyone and just about this. Whenever we hear or see other people's ideas, we are inspired by it and plan to make it our own and bring it up to a new level by adding something on to it.

    — Annika