Material Earth

Group Exhibitions at Christie's London
28 April 2022 - 13 May 2022
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A collaboration between Christie's and Efie Gallery

Material Earth showcases the works of three Ghanaian pioneers of visual arts, El Anatsui, Yaw Owusu and Isshaq Ismail. These artists have sewn and are sewing their names into the fabric of contemporary African regardless of what direction current trends in the industry are taking. The title of the exhibition, Material Earth, refers to the use of upcycled material in the creative processes of these artists, the use of everyday materials transformed into works of complex beauty.

The exhibition is brought to us by Efie Gallery and Christie’s and is directed by Isabel Millar. It features one of a series of new wood panel works by El Anatsui never before exhibited in Europe.

Material Earth, 2022, Exhibition view, Photo courtesy, Christie's
TT, 2022, Photo courtesy, Christie's
Elephant in the Room, 2022, Photo courtesy, Christie's
Christie's London
Exhibited Artworks