ART: GRAVITY AND GRACE BY EL ANATSUI AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM: BEST OF NYC ART EXHIBITIONS 2013 by ALEXANDRA THOM
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ART: THE FORTY PART MOTET BY JANET CARDIFF AT THE CLOISTERS: BEST OF NYC ART EXHIBITIONS 2013 by ALEXANDRA THOM ART: MIKE KELLEY AT MOMA PS1 : BEST OF NYC ART EXHIBITIONS 2013 by ALEXANDRA THOM
  In terms of sheer, dazzling visual beauty, this year’s highlight would have to be Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum. The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist, the exhibition featured over 30 works that transformed appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Born in Ghana and living in Nsukka, Nigeria, Anatsui creates shimmering tapestries out of found materials that reference both African aesthetic traditions and the global history of abstraction.
 
December 2013