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Photo: El Anatsui, Production still from "Change" (2012) | Art21

21 TUESDAYS, AT THE FED GALLERIES @ KCAD

From 11:30 am – 12:00 pm on November 15, 2016, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, USA will be showing the Art 21 (Series 6) Film, theme: Change.

Happening at The Fed Galleries, this Film features El Anatsui, and presents opinions on ways that “artists respond to a world in a flux, and act as agents of change. What aesthetic decisions have artists made/do artists make as they proffer their thoughts?”

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EL ANATSUI CELEBRATES/IS CELELBRATED AT NUBUKE FOUNDATION

El Anatsui was in Accra Ghana today, at the 10th anniversary of the native Nubuke Foundation.

There, he held exciting conversation bordering on his work from 1974 to date. This was moderated by N’Goné Fall (curator and art writer).

Featuring also, was interesting exhibition of the works of international and Ghanaian artists. Art lovers in Ghana including children, and students enjoyed the day as the children unveiled the art that had been created in the honour of the Professor Emeritus.

A memorable day, indeed!

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ANATSUI VISITS HIS ALMA MATER, KNUST, GHANA

El Anatsui this 19th day of October 2016 reroutes his steps homeward to KNUST, Kumasi, where some of the earlier blocks of his art practice were laid.

Organised by the College of Arts, this is his first official visit to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) since he graduated in 1975. He made a call to the Vice Chancellor Prof. Kwasi Obiri-Danso and entertained a conversation with students and staff.

The Vice Chancellor honoured him with a plaque of the university in appreciation of his great work and for being a good ambassador of the university. Anatsui in turn encouraged the Faculty of Art to continue their work on further improving the faculty.

Anatsui extended his tour to the Kumasi Cultural Center, and the Adinkra Cloth Workshop, Ntonso.

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ANATSUI IS REPORTED A LEADING CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

The Africa Art Market Report 2015 is now available online. Offering a lot of invaluable information on the goings-on in the arts, the report ranked 10 leading African contemporary artists in order of importance. El Anatsui ranks third.

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Anatsui’s Artwork adorns University of Iowa’s new auditorium

Anonymous Creature, 2009 an important artwork of El Anatsui, now in the University’s Public Art Collection will be unveiled at the Hancher grand opening on September 9.

According to Sean O’Harrow, the Director of UI Museum of Art, Anonymous Creature “is the most important work of contemporary art that we have installed in a new building…we are completely blown away by its importance”. It is such an essential acquisition that befits the new auditorium and is indeed really important for the University’s art history program which concentrates on African Art.

Go and experience this excitement if you are near Iowa.

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Meyina, At the Prince Claus Fund Gallery, Amsterdam…!

Our 2009 Prince Claus Laureate will exhibit more of his amazing artwork in a brand new exhibition, Meyina, curated by CCA Lagos Bisi Silva, at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery on Herengracht 603, Amsterdam.

This Opening which will also be part of the Amsterdam Art Weekend opens to the public from November 24, 2016 through April 28, 2017.

The Show is included in the events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Prince Claus Fund.

Admission to the exhibition is free!

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