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Manufacturing Custom Hanging Hardware for the El Anatsui Exhibition
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Manufacturing Custom Hanging Hardware for the El Anatsui Exhibition

The slanted walls and ceilings of the Hamilton Building at the Denver Art Museum call for some creativity when it comes to hanging certain kinds of artworks. El Anatsui’s wall sculptures, featured in the exhibition El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa, were one such case. More

El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa
Exhibition

El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

Sep 9, 2012–Jan 6, 2013

The first retrospective of El Anatsui’s work, this exhibition includes important sculptures in wood, ceramic, and mixed media as well as major pieces from his bottle-top series. The 61 works cover all phases of the artist’s career, from his early work in Ghana utilizing traditional symbols to found driftwood works made in Denmark to sculptures made using the chainsaw as a carving tool. This is the first opportunity for audiences to see how the artist’s ideas have developed over four decades. More