Thursday, 23 May 2013

RA Summer Rubbish

Here's another import from Africa: El Anatsui's TSIATSIA (2013) being draped over the façade of Burlington House for the Royal Academy of Arts' Summer Exhibition. It's bling with bottle tops strung together with copper wire. I assume it was commissioned by the RA, because it took a year to make and Ghanaian-born sculptor El Anatsui is sought after by anti-art establishments around the world. He lives and works in Nigeria, where he holds a professorship in sculpture at the University of Nigeria. CLICK for a BBC interview. The 245th RA Summer Exhibition limps along from 10 June to 18 August, admission £10 for adults, £9 for silver surfers (90%). Pensioners in London are expected to be rich (CLICK).


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