THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 / 11 AM – 9 PM

Lectures

Lecture + Book Signing

11/24/2013 / 2:00pm

Levitt Auditorium

"El Anatsui: Restless Imagination" by Author and Art Historian Susan Vogel
Reservations required*

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 recent years.

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).


Media support provided by Iowa Public Radio. 
          
2013-11-24 14:00:00 2013-11-24 00:00:00 America/Chicago Lecture + Book Signing Levitt Auditorium "El Anatsui: Restless Imagination" by Author and Art Historian Susan Vogel Reservations required* 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 recent years. 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). Media support provided by Iowa Public Radio.              Lecture + Book Signing

Susan Vogel
Photo by Unyishi Uchechukwu

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