FOLD, CRUMPLE, CRUSH: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI

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FOLD, CRUMPLE, CRUSH: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI

(c) Photo Courtesy of Icarus Films

MARCH
22
7:00 PM

Directed by: Susan Vogel

Presented with: Earth Matters

Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center
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FOLD CRUMPLE CRUSH: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI (USA, 2011, 53 min.)

Presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” and the National Museum of African Art.

Filmed over three years in Venice, Nsukka, Nigeria and the United States, this is a powerful portrait of Africa’s most widely acclaimed contemporary artist, El Anatsui. The film gives an insider’s view of the artist’s practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Here Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal. He also shares his aspirations for artworks he has yet to make. Directed by Susan Vogel.

Introduced by Karen Milbourne, Curator, National Museum of African Art. Discussion with filmmaker Susan Vogel.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

S. Dillon Ripley Center Auditorium

International Gallery

1100 Jefferson Drive, SW

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