The October Gallery, now in its 40th year, announce on 28th February an exhibition of works celebrating the force and creative vision of El Anatsui, an artist who has had a tremendous impact on the international artistic landscape. El Anatsui: Material Wonder will feature metal wall sculptures accompanied by a series of prints made in collaboration with Factum Arte, Madrid.
In 2014, El Anatsui was made an Honorary Royal Academician and elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2015, he was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 56th Venice Biennale – All the World’s Futures, and, in 2016, the University of Cape Town conferred an Honorary Doctorate upon him. In 2017, he was awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale Award for Sculpture. El Anatsui has been represented by October Gallery since 1993.
Image credit: El Anatsui, Change in Fortune (detail), 2018, aluminium and copper, 294 x 290 cm. Photo: Jonathan Greet. Courtesy October Gallery, London