Detroit Institute of Arts installs El Anatsui piece in its Great Hall

Published on 4th November 2018 in Exhibition
Our imposing travertine stone Great Hall, decorated with Pompeian style painting, is transformed by the power of Africa, where El Anatsui’s work juxtaposes with the cannon of western art and reminds us of the beauty of assembling simple things; enlightening the visitor with the endless possibilities of an unbound creativity.
Detroit Institute of Arts

As part of its 2018 Ofrendas exhibition, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be revealing a new acquisition, El Anatsui’s Amemo (Mask of Humankind), 2010, on loan from the Padma and Raj Vattikuti collection. The piece will be on display at the institute’s Great Hall for the next several years.