El Anatsui: ‘The golden rule is, there are no rules’

As a major solo show opens at Kunstmuseum Bern, watch the veteran sculptor discuss the importance of play

El Anatsui has carved a name for himself with his monumental hanging sculptures made with recycled metal scraps. As imposing and spectacular as they are fragile and portable, these works have been exhibited in some of the world's most prestigious institutions. They recently starred in the Venice Biennale's first Ghana Pavilion and took over Munich's Haus der Kunst, in a sumptuous solo show, 'Triumphant Scale', curated by Chika Okeke-Agulu and the late Okwui Enwezor. The exhibition is now touring to Bern's Kunstmuseum, where it will open on March 13, 2020. In this episode of 'Meet the Artists', Anatsui talked to Art Basel about the need to keep things light.

El Anatsui is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City; Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Cape Town; Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and October Gallery, London.

Camera: Alvin Sonic Mojetta and Lorenzo Gentilini
Photos and edit: Domenico Nicoletti
Sound Design: Matteo Pansana
Assistance on set: Michele Zanotti
Production: Coline Milliard and Jeanne-Salomé Rochat for Art Basel