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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Tate Modern : Richard Deacon & El Anatsui

Today we arrive Tate Modern – Richard Deacon & El Anatsui, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

This gallery is part of the Materials & Objects collection at the Tate Modern. It features works by Richard Deacon and El Anatsui. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Ink Splash II, 2012, by El Anatsui
2. Art For Other People #24, 1987, by Richard Deacon
3. Art For Other People #14, 1984, by Richard Deacon

image credit for artworks : Tate Modern

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • Richard Deacon is a British sculptor. He studied at Plymouth College, after which he attended Somerset College of Art, Taunton. He also studied at St Martin’s School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.
  • El Anatsui is a Ghanaian sculptor. He studied at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Both these sculptors have been displayed side by side at the Tate. Curatorially, this has been done to highlight the use of non-traditional materials that both artists employ in their work. Albeit in their own unique ways. While Deacon likes his final artwork to clearly showcase the materials used. Anatsui on the other hand transforms the materials completely, leaving the viewer mystified.
  • The gallery has been curated by Matthew Gale.

A Final Thought : Richard Deacon & El Anatsui

Here we are able to do a great comparative study of two talented sculptors, who use similar ideas to get very different results. In Deacon’s work, one sees remnants of the artistic process itself. One can see what the artist used, and what went on in his mind, just by looking at his work. Anatsui’s works are not so open. But are extremely fascinating nonetheless.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.

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