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Fold crumple crush : the art of El Anatsui.

Vogel, Susan Mullin (Director, Producer). Anatsui, El, 1944- (Interviewee).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 53 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Icarus Films : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Susan Vogel.
Participant or Performer Note:
Artist, El Anatsui.
Summary, etc.:
Filmed over three years in Venice, Nsukka, and the United States, this is a powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist, El Anatsui. FOLD CRUMPLE CRUSH: THE ART OF EL ANATSUI gives an insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Here Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal, and he talks about his aspirations for artworks he has yet to make. Behind the charming, easy-going artist, viewers discover a man who remains mysterious even to his dearest friends. The film circles around Anatsui, drawing ever closer to a deep understanding of the man and his surprising bottle top hangings. The celebrated artist is seen installing work on the great world stage of the Venice Biennale; he is followed back to the small town of Nsukka as he goes about his daily life; then he is watched inside the hive of his studio, directing assistants as they stitch together bottle tops into a vast metal hanging. Finally, Anatsui admits viewers to the privacy of his home where he tells us about his formative years, and reveals a youthful discovery that clouded his life.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sculptors > Ghana > Interviews.
Sculptors > Nigeria > Interviews.
Wall hangings > Ghana.
Art, African > 21st century.

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