“Gli (Wall)”. (Collection of the artist)
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART HAYAMA
Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui
The first solo exhibition in Japan of the contemporary African sculptor El Anatsui (born 1944 in Ghana; lives in Nigeria). With the help of his assistants, El Anatsui crushes, crumples, folds and ties together liquor bottle caps into colorful wall hangings or self-standing sculptures. Recycling discarded junk, El Anatsui creates ‘‘metal textiles’’ that now hang in major museums. About 30 works are in the display.