Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • The sound & flow of movement of the pieces resonate a sense of peace.

    — Theresa

  • It seems interesting that the wall hangings are fluid and soft-like yet the are created from metal. How cool!

    — Stephanie

  • There is already such intricate detail in each piece of these puzzles. So that when they are placed all together so spontaneously the amorphous fabric that is created seems so deliberately connected. It's the future of the puzzle. One creates his own domain in a randomized fashion, but with such concrete precision.

    — Josue Diaz III

  • The process presents infinite possibilities in form, shape and texture!

    — John. Boynton

  • The charge on me was visual and physical.The work made head swirl, it made the corners of my mouth turn up, it made me light, enveloped. The charge in some cases was also sad, where the historical intent of the work, made reflect on processes of capitalism. I do wonder about the labor aspects of this artist complex. Are the workers trained to become only a skilled executor of his vision? Or are they also some of the people who he wants to bring out the artist in them? The production appears to almost be Fordist. Beautiful work,

    — Dana Ain Davis