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El Anatsui, Gravity and Grace, 2010

El Anatsui, Gravity and Grace, 2010

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0111
Tel. +81 46 875 2800



A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui

5 February 2011 - 27 March 2011

This is the first solo exhibition in Japan of the leading contemporary African sculptor El Anatsui (b.1944), who has rapidly been attracting attention in recent years internationally.
Born in Ghana, he currently works in Nigeria. Using a variety of waste material, he develops gigantic installations resembling woven cloth, which are highly acclaimed. There will be approximately 30 representative works on show.

[Artist Talk]
El Anatsui will talk about the exhibition in the auditorium.
5 February
Fixed number: 80
No bookings needed, free

[Special screenings]
Special screenings of “Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui” will be held in the museum.
26, February 14:00-15:00
19, March 14:00-15:00
at auditorium
No bookings needed, first 80 applicants

[Gallery Talk]
Exhibition curators will talk about the exhibition in the gallery (Japanese only)
19, February 14.00-15.00
24, March 14.00-15.00
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket
Meet in the gallery


Monday(except 21 March), 22 March

Museum hours

9:30-17:00(the last admission at 16:30)


Adults 1100 yen (1000 yen)
Under 20 and Students 950 yen (850 yen)
65 and over 550 yen
High school students 100 yen

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under junior high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18.