EL ANATSUI, Behind the Red Moon, Hyundai Commission

: Bonus (O.) curator & ed.

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134pp. colour illus., paperback, London, 2024


Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Tate Modern, London, October 2023 - April 2024.

Includes contributions by El Anatsui, Osei Bonsu, Bronwyn Katz, Julian Lucas, Kobena Mercer, Kwame Minthah and Olu Oguibe.

Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui was born in 1944 in Anyako, Ghana, and currently runs a studio practice in Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria, and Tema, Ghana. For many years he was Professor of Sculpture and later Departmental Head at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has received international attention for his large-scale installations made with reclaimed bottle-tops.

In 2014, he 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; in 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town, and in 2017 he was honoured with the Praemium Imperiale Award for Sculpture.