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One of Africa’s greatest living artists, El Anatsui (b. 1944), weaves together discarded metal objects to create large-scale sculptures that demonstrate a fascinating interplay of colors and shapes. By “subverting the stereotype of metal as a stiff, rigid medium,” the artist says, he creates “a soft, pliable, almost sensuous material capable of attaining immense dimensions and being adapted to specific spaces.” A selection of Anatsui’s ethereal and transcendent sculptures, including Strips of Earth's Skin, will be on view at the Clark’s Stone Hill Center in an installation that explores the themes of history, economy, sustainability, and identity.

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El Anatsui at the Clark. Photograph by Roman Iwasiwka. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA