Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • When I look at the red piece, I can imagine a bird in flight Aiken it off the wall to the sky.

    — Lin

  • On my second visit to this exhibit,I am struck today by the connection to what can only be called, women's work. By this I mean sewing,weaving,textiles in general. Yet what do I see in el anatsuis studio doing the work? Nothing but men. I love the work none the less, but is is an irony.

    — Gena

  • The sculptures are magnificent in form. Way more fluid then I expected. In some them, I see African cloth and the gold of royalty that is part of Ghanas tradition and past. Thanks so much for this exhibit.

    — Deb

  • It is inspiring to see how a great artist can lift everyday objects to the sublime.

    — Shelly

  • The elevation of forgotten and devalued materials are transformed into objects of great importance. They move, they sing, they have presence and a story. A story of place and people- a story that each and every person can find their mark in.

    — Rebecca