TAG: El Anatsui

El Anatsui Content Roundup From the DAM & Beyond

El Anatsui Content Roundup From the DAM & Beyond

Overview of exhibition on view in 2012. More

A Preparator's Role in Unpacking El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

A Preparator's Role in Unpacking El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

For a traveling exhibition, the preparator's job starts the moment a truck delivering art parks at our dock. More

Manufacturing Custom Hanging Hardware for the El Anatsui Exhibition

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

Quotes from the El Anatsui Logan Lecture

Quotes from the El Anatsui Logan Lecture

El Anatsui, world-renowned contemporary artist, discusses his artistic process. More

Planning the Layout for El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

Planning the Layout for El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

How we use scale models to help plan museum exhibitions. 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