Hesitant Rivers, 2012, aluminum and copper, 388 x 233 cm
In the past ten years, El Anatsui has focused on large tapestry-like sculptures made of thousands of colourful metal caps. Although individually humble, the materials he uses become collectively monumental, just like our individual actions as consumers and communicators allow us to participate in a global community.
Hermit, 2012, aluminum and copper, 276 x 276 cm ref A0412.135
For this year's participation at TEFAF, Axel Vervoordt presents archaeogical highlights among which features this exceptional sandstone head of Senenmut from the New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty, ca. 1479 - 1458 B.C.
This selection of important antiquities are presented in dialogue with works by artists like El Anatsui and Yun Hyong Keun.
Intimation, 2014, aluminum and copper wire, 261 x 332 cm
TEFAF takes place at MECC Maastricht from March 10th through March 19th, every day from 11am – 7pm.
Biography of El Anatsui
Born in 1944 in Anyako, Ghana
Lives and works in Nsukka, Nigeria
Bachelor's degree in sculpture from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Postgraduate diploma in art education from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Senior Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Professor of Sculpture at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Flame of/in the Forest, 2012, aluminium, copper wire, 327 x 226 cm
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