Wednesday, October 20, 2010

El Anatsui

Today we went to the ROM for my textiles history class. It was very enjoyable. One exhibition that was particularly neat was El Anatsui's show "When I Last Wrote to You about Africa". Anatsui takes discarded milk tins, bottle tops, bits of aluminum foil, wire, etc, and assembles them all together to make spectacular pieces at a grand scale. You have to go and see it in person, it's amazing.

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