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El Anatsui Related Press

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces 7 Site-Specific Installations Related Press Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces 7 Site-Specific Installations 5 December 2019, The New York Times

The artists are El Anatsui, Byung Hoon Choi, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Olafur Eliasson, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Cristina Iglesias and Ai Weiwei, and they were commissioned to create a mix of sculptures, light installations and suspended artworks for the 14-acre premises, known as the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus.

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The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale Related Press The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale 30 April 2019, The Art Newspaper

There are hundreds of exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Alongside the main exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale, there are 90 national presentations, many in nearby pavilions in the Giardini and in spaces around the Arsenale, but also dotted throughout Venice. Then there are the official collateral exhibitions in museums and galleries...

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What's driving the growing interest in African art? Related Press What's driving the growing interest in African art? 13 April 2017, The Art Newspaper

The Parisian art world will resound to a decidedly African beat when Bernard Arnault's Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, hosts a three-part exhibition devoted to African art: Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier (26 April-28 August), It will include a show of contemporary South African art from the foundation's collection and a selection of works from the...

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The best of Amsterdam Art Weekend Related Press The best of Amsterdam Art Weekend 5 December 2016, The Art Newspaper

An intricately-detailed ten-part vision of environmental disaster by the New York-based artist Dustin Yellin is on display for the first time at Grimm gallery in Amsterdam (until 7 January). The 20-ft work shows a tidal wave unleashed by melting ice caps sweeping away people, animals, art and buildings. The apocalyptic landscape consists of...

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Unlimited section at Art Basel in Basel to include El Anatsui, Stan Douglas et al. Related Press Unlimited section at Art Basel in Basel to include El Anatsui, Stan Douglas et al. 29 April 2016, ARTNews

Unlimited, the Art Basel platform allotted for large-scale and unconventional artworks, will be showing a record 88 projects from participating galleries this year. Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, is heading the section for the fifth year in a row.

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At the Marrakech Biennale, a conversation between postcolonial identities Related Press At the Marrakech Biennale, a conversation between postcolonial identities 6 April 2016, Hyperallergic

MARRAKESH — Set outside the institutional white cube, in restored ancient sites and the ruins of a 16th-century palace, the sixth edition of the Marrakech Biennale, Not New Now, arrives like a breath of fresh air. Curated by Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Associate Curator Reem Fadda, the current edition of the Moroccan biennale creates a marvelous...

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El Anatsui: 'Five Decades' Related Press El Anatsui: 'Five Decades' 2 February 2016, Art Asia Pacific

The multicolored shirt that Ghana-born, Nigeria-based artist El Anatsui was wearing at the launch of his first Australian solo show, 'El Anatsui: Five Decades' at Sydney’s Carriageworks, clashed harshly with his multicolored monumental sculptures, which hung in elegant swags within the venue’s industrial space like shimmering...

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Continental drift: El Anatsui's five-decade retrospective in Sydney Related Press Continental drift: El Anatsui's five-decade retrospective in Sydney 28 January 2016, Wallpaper

With its lofty industrial proportions, Sydney’s multi-arts centre, Carriageworks, has the potential to dwarf the contemporary exhibitions within. Not so with internationally acclaimed Ghanaian artist El Anatsui’s first major Australian survey, organically inhabiting the expansive foyer area and the adjoining Anna Schwartz Gallery....

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