Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon
Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon
Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon
Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon
Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon
Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon

Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon

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By Osei Bonsu
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Behind the Red Moon explores elemental forces interwoven with human histories of power, oppression, dispersion and survival. In this book contributions by art historians, artists and writers illuminate these themes, and a conversation between the artist and Tate curator Osei Bonsu casts light on the full range of Anatsui’s extraordinary work.

El Anatsui’s Behind the Red Moon is a monumental sculptural installation made of thousands of metal liquor bottle tops and fragments. Crumpling, crushing, and stitching them into different compositions, large panels are pieced together to form massive abstract fields of colour, shape and line. The work builds on Anatsui’s interest in histories of encounter and the migration of goods and people during the transatlantic slave trade.

In these astonishing hangings the past and present of Africa and Europe merge into sculptural forms that embody Anatsui’s idea of the ‘non-fixed form’ and are part of his highly experimental approach to sculpture. ‘Each material has its properties, physical and even spiritual,’ he explains.

Edited by Osei Bonsu, and with contributions by Bronwyn Katz, Julian Lucas, Kobena Mercer, Kwame Mintah, and Olu Oguibe.
Osei Bonsu is Curator, International Art, Tate Modern.

Bronwyn Katz is an artist, and a protégée of El Anatsui during 2023–4 through the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.

Julian Lucas is Staff writer at The New Yorker; National of United States

Kobena Mercer is a British art historian and writer on contemporary art and visual culture, and Charles P. Stevenson Chair in Art History and the Humanities, Bard University.

Kwame Mintah is co-founder of Efie Gallery.

Olu Oguibe is an artist.
  • Artist El Anatsui
  • Exhibition Hyundai Commission 2023: El Anatsui Behind the Red Moon
  • Dimensions 24 x 17 cm
  • Material FSC certified paper
  • ISBN 9781849768610
  • No of pages 160
  • Product Code S028591
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Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

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Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

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