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Friday, March 2

Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui

Film Screening
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Starr-Axinn Center, Room 232

Directed by Susan Vogel, Founding Director of New York’s Museum for African Art; former curator of African Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; former Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, and Professor in the Department of Art History at Columbia University, this film follows the artist over a period of two years. Filming him at his studio in Ghana, at the Venice Biennale, and in the U.S.A., Vogel provides a vivid portrait of this acclaimed artist who creates sumptuous wall hangings from recycled bottle tops—transformed by thousands of hours of labor. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.