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Exhibition March 13 − November 1, 2020

El Anatsui. Measure of triumph

The Bern Art Museum, in conjunction with the House of Arts, Munich holds a large-scale exhibition of works by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui"Measure of Triumph".

The exposition presents large-scale works of the most famous contemporary artist in Africa, creating magnificent works from recycled bottle caps.

El Anatsui made himself known as an artist during the revitalization of art movements in West Africa after independence in the 1960s and 1970s. He gained international recognition for his innovative sculpture. The central theme of Anatsui's work is a change in African culture due to the powerful influence of external forces. His beautiful and complex works are an original synthesis of the conflicting history of African art with more modern influences. Throughout his career, Anatsui has experimented with various materials, including wood, ceramics, and paint. He later focused on metal objects, hundreds or even thousands of which came together to create an impressive work of art.

Based on site materialsBern Art Museum.