Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • These works remind me that in order to create art you don't need particularly expensive materials, but only a strong vision and concept. Art is all around us!

    — Jenny

  • We tend to take whatever we discard for granted when we toss it aside. He makes us recognize the many uses left in those parts we are not using.

    — Sunnie

  • I get the feel of curtains than respond to the (air) currents that surround it.
    This artist raises found material to a whole new level

    — Art

  • These materials are stiff and hard, but the sculptures end up appearing to be not only flexible, but soft and in a way, welcoming, enfolding. This must be part of their fascination, along with the fact that they are made of tras but wind up appearing to be gold and silver!

    — Susan

  • Excellent example of work that is politically/socially relevant while also being aesthetically beautiful. Very rare and very moving

    — No One