Conversation with El Anatsui @ NPR
"In Africa, we do art for contemplation only," he says. "There is music that you don't dance to; you listen to it. There are people who appreciate the art for its own sake."
“Every one of us has an artist in us. Really, some might be asleep and some are fully awake, you know. So I think I have a kind of commitment to waking up some people in whom it is asleep. Teaching, my work is still teaching.”
By Vivian Goodman
You can listen to the conversation (c.5mins) or read the transcript on the website of the NPR.