Post-industrial African pointillist El Anatsui is outside at The High Line in Manhattan and inside the Brooklyn Museum right now to offer "Gravity and...
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The real excitement surrounding El Anatsui's tapestries -- surrounding all of his work -- has to do with the belief that they are much more than offshoots or pretty objects.
In between the stunning gestural forms Anatsui has made out of simple bottle tops... is tucked proverbs about knowledge, human action and the fate of our world.
El Anatsui came to the United States from Nigeria to install his work at The High Line, the Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner-designed park in New York City.
With nearly 300 new restaurants, the addition of a history center, a new museum and more, this summer it will be easy for the city to attract visitors from across the U.S. and abroad.
Hall dwells specifically at the intersection of Art and Policy, his work aiming to touch people in the everyday. That is so cliché that it hurts as I strip the meaning of that universality down to a feel-good thing to say. I don't mean it that way.
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