"Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui"

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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
"Gravity and Grace: The Monumental Works of El Anatsui" at the Brooklyn Museum
One of the world's preeminent sculptors, Ghanaian-born El Anatsui, gets his first solo exhibition in NYC with this show at the Brooklyn Museum. His massive works, of which 30 are on view, are in equal measure intimate and monumental, as a result of his working methods and the materials he uses, among them found objects made of wood, aluminum and other metals. His best-known works are textile-like swaths of "cloth" fashioned from flattened metal bottle caps that are threaded together with copper wire—malleable works that change shape with each new space they inhabit. Kids are bound to be as inspired as their parents by the artist's cross-cultural yet deeply original vision. All ages.
Event phone: 718-638-5000
Event website: http://brooklynmuseum.org