Between Heaven and Earth (2006) by El Anatsui. Photos by C-M.
Someone please explain: On Sunday, I paid a visit to the Met’s first major piece of contemporary African art: Between Heaven and Earth by El Anatsui. This sculpture kicks serious ass. So why would the museum hide it in an under-construction corner of the African galleries amid totemic 19th century wood carvings? Why hasn’t this piece been awarded some nice piece of real estate in the contemporary wing, where it belongs? Can someone please tell me why we can’t seem to move beyond this geographic provincialism?
Detail shots after the jump.
Posted by C-Monster.