Tuesday, June 18, 2013

El Anatsui, part 3

This part of the exhibit was a complete surprise to me.  At first we all thought that it was paper mache using newspapers, but we found out that they were discarded aluminum printing plates used to print all kinds of media, such as newspaper sports, political and obituary pages to wedding invitations.

The bag form resembles the large woven bags that Ghanian refugees used to pack their belongings to return home from Nigeria.


This shot gives you a sense of the scale.  They were quite large.

Here you can read some of the print.

And that's the end of this report.  As I said before, it's an incredible exhibit. Go if you if possibly can.

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