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"Between Earth and Heaven": El Anatsui and the Art of African Textiles

In an inspiring behind-the-scenes discussion of the installation of Between Earth and Heaven, a monumental wall-mounted sculpture in recycled aluminum and copper wire, the groundbreaking Ghanaian artist El Anatsui shares his process and influences. El Anatsui, speaking with the curator Alisa LaGamma, and professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, delves in to the installation of Between Earth and Heaven African galleries of the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing, considers the work’s significance, and talks about the impression his country has made on his work.

Artist El Anatsui; Chika Okeke-Agulu, assistant professor in African and African Diaspora Art, Princeton University; Alisa LaGamma, curator, Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas


Hear an interview with El Anatsui:
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/audio/collections/022-interview-with-el-anatsui

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