El Anatsui is a Ghanaian sculptor who has spent most of his career living and working in Nigeria. He is certainly one of the most acclaimed artists in African history and among the most important contemporary artists in the world, in 2015 he was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Anatsui uses typically discarded resources such as liquor bottle caps, cassava graters, and newspaper printing plates to create sculptures that defy categorization. His use of these materials reflects his interest in reuse, transformation and an inherent desire to connect to his continent by transcending the confines of place. It is therefore not surprising that Tate Modern has entrusted him with the creation of a large site-specific installation that will be hosted in the Turbine Hall of the London museum from October 2023 to April 2024.