Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

El Anatsui: Drainpipe

Like all of Anatsuiā€™s works, Drainpipe is tailored to the space it occupies each time it is installed. The basic unit for this piece is sheets of linked milk tin lids. The sheets are rolled up and placed in line to create long cylindrical forms. The variety of pipelike forms that could be assembled with this single unit suggests the potential of the new medium.