The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

El Anatsui: Gawu

El Anatsui with Hovor, 2003
El Anatsui Crumbling Wall, 2000

November 1, 2007 – January 20, 2008

The University of Arizona Museum of Art takes great pleasure in presenting the large-scale sculpture of celebrated African artist El Anatsui. Using found materials, El Anatsui draws on traditional African idioms and contemporary western art practices, to comment on West African culture, history, and society.

El Anatsui GAWU has been presented at The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and The Fowler Museum at UCLA. The exhibition’s final presentation following UAMA, will take place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African Art in Washington, DC.

El Anatsui Gawu is an Oriel Mostyn Gallery Touring Exhibition and was generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales. Additional funding was provided by Wales Arts International.


El Anatsui is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery Chelsea, New York

See the KUAT TV special on El Anatsui here