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Fresh Perspectives: FREE TOURS of El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa

By Mischa Mueller

Sundays, October 10, 24, November 7, 21, and December 5 at 2pm

Royal Ontario Museum, Level 4
100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Included with ROM Admission

Local luminaries conduct free exhibition tours with a personal point of view. Starting this Sunday, October 10, Julie Crooks, an independent curator and PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, conducts a free exhibition tour of El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa. Her main research interests are the visual culture of Africa and of the African diaspora.

Future Tours
Oct. 24 - Dr. Rosemary Sadlier, President of Ontario Black History Society

Nov. 7 - Dr. Kenneth Montague, Director of Wedge Curatorial Projects

Nov. 21 - Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director of Textiles Museum of Canada

Dec. 5 - Peter Toh, Artistic Director of Afrofest

About the exhibition
The ICC at the ROM hosts the world premiere of El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa, an extraordinary opportunity to see a new selection of work, spanning the entire career of this internationally renowned artist. The exhibition includes over 60 pieces of Anatsui's work including drawings, paintings, wood, ceramics and metal sculptures.

Best known for his monumental wall sculptures made from found objects, Ghanaian-born El Anatsui is recognized as one of the most original and compelling artists in the world today. Throughout his long career, Anatsui has transformed often-overlooked materials such as discarded metal and wood into important visual statements that embody global, local and personal histories, as well as traditional Ghanaian beliefs.

For more information on ICC events please visit www.rom.on.ca/icc/

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