El Anatsui Royal Academy
I was so happy when I read that the Royal Academy had commissioned Ghanaian artist El Anatsui a piece to decorate the Academy’s façade this summer.
I saw his work for the first time at the Hayward Gallery in 2005 (Africa Remix is the exhibition that inspired my interest in contemporary African art) and fell in love.In 2009 I was heartbroken when I missed his exhibition at the October Gallery, so I now I could not wait for the new piece.
I was not disappointed: Tsiatsia-Searching for connection is El Anatsui’s largest bottle-top piece to date and it is as beautiful, as grand and moving as I wanted it to be. Do not miss it!