11.12.23

El Anatsui – When you unite things, their power keeps growing' | Tate

We travel to Ghana to meet El Anatsui and see the construction of his monumental installation for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Made of thousands of metal bottle tops and fragments, Behind the Red Moon builds on Anatsui’s interest in histories of encounter and the migration of goods and people during the transatlantic slave trade. Sourced in Nigeria, the liquor bottle tops used in this commission form part of a present-day industry built on colonial trade routes.   See Hyundai Commission: El Anatsui: Behind the Red Moon at Tate Modern until 14 April 2024. Subscribe for weekly films: http://goo.gl/X1ZnEl




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"I needed to remember me" – Zanele Muholi on their series Somnyama Ngonyama | Tate

Listen to artist Zanele Muholi introduce their series of powerful self-portraits, Somnyama Ngonyama. These images are acts of resistance, wi...