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El Anatsui, Nukae-1 (close-up) | by cliff1066™
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El Anatsui, Nukae-1 (close-up)

The sewn metal sheets and other artworks in the Gawu series can easily be folded and assembled, adding a sense of performance as his works take on new shapes in response to a gallery's space. His metal constructs are also easy to disassemble and transport, reflecting the long-standing concern of artists everywhere over the high costs of crating and shipping large artworks.

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Taken on September 21, 2008