November 24, 2013 / 2:00 PM
"El Anatsui: Restless Imagination" by Author and Art Historian Susan Vogel
Susan Vogel will explore the full trajectory of El Anatsui's remarkable career, offering
a penetrating study of his work to date. Tracing the artist's lifelong exploration of media
that led to the shimmering, ethereal tapestries of reclaimed bottle tops for which he is
renowned today, she explores Anatsui's primary themes of loss, chaos, and decay;
the intellectual community in his adopted country of Nigeria; and his inventive studio
practice. Vogel also traces the intertwined threads of Anatsui's ideas, life, and art,
from his youthful engagement with African traditions to monumental installations of
Vogel will sign copies of her book "El Anatsui: Art and Life" in the lobby of the museum
following the lecture. Books are available for purchase in the Museum Shop.
*Space is limited for this event. Please make your FREE reservations by clicking
HERE or by phone at 515.271.0313 beginning October 1. Please specify the event
you wish to attend (Vogel).
Susan Vogel. Photo by Unyishi Uchechukwu
Media support provided by Iowa Public Radio.