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El Anatsui

20130106134611-l Flexing Their Form   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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El Anatsui at Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street December 14th, 2012 - January 19th, 2013
Posted 1/6/13

Ghananian sculptor El Anatsui works with a team of assistants in his Nsukka, Nigeria studio. The men make “blocks,” small patches of bottle caps that are eventually fused together to form Mr. Anatsui’s large-scale pieces. At various moments in the process, he gathers the assistants together to lay these blocks out on the floor in patterns; sometimes they rearrange them to create new shapes until Anatsui is satisfied. Before one of these flexible sculptures is completed, Mr. Anatsui will photogra... [more]

20100905235343-paolo_canevari On the Right Track   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Marina Abramovich, El Anatsui, anine Antoni, Christian Boltanski, Mark Dion, Thomas Hirschhorn, Priscilla Monge, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Cesar Trasobares, Erwin Wurm at Bass Museum of Art June 25th, 2010 - October 3rd, 2010
Posted 9/5/10

I could take my mom to “Human Rites”, the current show at the Bass Museum.  My mom, not having much of a background or knowledge of contemporary art, still appreciates art and appreciates history.  At "Human Rites", one can look at works from times past, side by side to their newer counterparts, initiating a launching point for discussion about art. “Human Rites” at the Bass Museum is co-curated by Executive Director and Chief Curator, Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Adjunct Curator Steven... [more]

Sanford_biggers_mint Old Mint, New Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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El Anatsui, Sanford Biggers, Francis Cape, Anne Delaporte, Srdjan Loncar, Deborah Luster, Beatriz Milhazes, Yasumasa Morimura, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Stephen G. Rhodes, Clare E. Rojas, Fred Tomaselli at The U.S. Mint Louisiana State Museum November 1st, 2008 - January 18th, 2009
Posted 1/5/09

On the edge of the French Quarter is the Louisiana State Museum, housed in the old U.S. Mint, envisioned as the centerpiece of Prospect.1, where the opening ceremony took place. The Mint hosted a smaller number of artists than the Contemporary Arts Center, but was equally formidable, if not more so. The location itself could not be more perfect, facing the picturesque Esplanade Avenue, which leads to the Mississippi River and the historic French Market. This former US Mint is the only to operate un... [more]

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