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El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale

1 October 2019 – 31 January 2020

El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale, the largest ever survey mounted of the work of the acclaimed artist El Anatsui (born 1994, Ghana), perhaps Africa’s most prominent living artist, will go on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art from 1 October 2019 – 31 January 2020.

As the exhibition title suggests, the survey, curated by the late Okwui Enwezor, former Director of Haus der Kunst and Chika Okeke-Agulu, Professor of Art History at the Department of Art and Archeology, Princeton University, will focus on the triumphant and monumental quality of Anatsui’s sculptures. The exhibition will encompass every medium in the artist’s prodigious fifty-year career, including the signature bottle-cap series developed over the last two decades; wood sculptures and wall reliefs spanning the mid-1970s to the late 1990s; ceramic sculptures of the late 1970s; as well as drawings, prints and books.

 

MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Founded in 2010, is situated in Education City in Qatar Foundation (QF), in a renovated former school building. QF is led by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale, the largest ever survey mounted of the work of the acclaimed artist El Anatsui (born 1994, Ghana), perhaps Africa’s most prominent living artist, will go on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art from 1 October 2019 – 31 January 2020. 

El Anatsui, Tiled Flower Garden (Detail), 2012 Aluminum and copper wire © El Anatsui. Courtesy of the Artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale Installation view Haus der Kunst Munich, 2019 Photo: Maximilian Geuter

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