The Iziko South African National Gallery hosts Meyina, the first solo exhibition of El Anatsui – one of the most influential contemporary artists working today – in South Africa.
Over the past four decades, Anatsui has created a body of work that has expanded the language of contemporary sculpture in Africa and internationally. Composed of crumpled pieces of metal bound together with copper wire, the exhibition showcases the artist’s recent large-scale sculptural installations, which read like intricate tapestries.
The works engage with and comment on African history, post-colonial conditions, as well as daily realities and experiences on the continent. Archival objects, exhibition plans, letters and other documents augment the works, offering a rare glimpse into the artist’s creative process. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Goodman Gallery, curated by Olabisi Silva.
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Ave, Company’s Garden, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: R30 | U18s R15 | Concessions R15