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El Anatusi at the Efie Gallery in Dubai

The Efie Gallery in Dubai will present from March 8 a selection of new works by El Anatusi, Ghanaian artist and one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists in Africa, known for his particular works.

El Anatusi will form the inaugural exhibition of the Efie Gallery, co-founded by Ghanaian Kobi, Kwame and Valentina Mintah to promote mid-career and established African artists, with a focus on West African art. The 3,000 sqm gallery will include an outdoor exhibition space, an artist’s studio for residency programs and a record gallery that will exhibit rare and important vinyl records from around the world.

The exhibition will be titled Shard Song, and refers to the fundamental unit of El Anatsui’s work – the broken fragment – and presents an important new set of unpublished wood carvings produced this year along with several new works of bottle caps for which El Anatsui is so famous, and which had fascinated me so many years ago when I first saw them in Venice at Palazzo Fortuny.

Credit: do@time: El Anatusi at the Efie Gallery in Dubai (doattime.blogspot.com)