The Ghanaian artist El Anatsui lives and works in Nigeria.
I think it's OK.
His glowing, lustrous, robe-like hangings seem to flow down the wall,as if sumptuously soft fabric.
他的懸掛雕塑像長袍般 閃閃發光 如華麗柔軟的布料 沿着牆壁傾瀉流淌
This immense mantle-like robe is made of tens of thousands of flattened bottle tops.
這條巨大的 像斗篷一樣的長袍 由幾萬個壓扁的瓶蓋組成
From bottles of booze - whisky, rum and beer.
But they are treated almost as if they were the work of a medieval mosaic maker.
These are glowing, shimmering tiles,and they are connected,or wired, just by copper wiring.
So what you have, actually, in this extraordinary piece of work is something that operates on so many different levels.
實際上 這件非凡的作品表達出了 多種層次的內涵
El Anatsui's father in Ghana wove kentae fabrics,which were made for festive occasions.
So, bursting from this phenomenal array of colours is that sense of memory and practice of rejoicing but also these tens of thousands of bottle tops it's about urban waste.
所以 這些驚人的色彩編排中 爆發出的是喜悦的記憶與感觸 但幾萬個瓶蓋同時也代表着城市廢物
So what we have here is the experience of that African culture in this huge metropolitan beehive swarm of the modern West African city.
And it does something else, that is quite hard to find sometimes amidst the self-conscious witticisms and poses and intellectualism of contemporary art,it does not hold its nose at the idea of beauty.
它的另一個特點 在大多數當代藝術忸怩的戲謔與姿態和理智主義中顯得與眾不同 它並沒有對美的概念嗤之以鼻
Not at all - it reinvents it.
The strongest contemporary art has this magical power of transformation.