|El Anatsui, Plot A Plan III, 2007|
When reflecting on an experience at an art exhibition, it is generally easy for me to rate my experience based on how much time I wanted to spend with the art pieces. If I have to force myself to step away from every piece to move on to the next one, then the exhibit was successful for me. If I’m in and out of the exhibit in less than 10 minutes, then I probably leave wishing I had done something better with my time. At the El Anatsui, When I Last Wrote To You About Africa, (currently on display at the Blanton Museum of Art) there were pieces that I could barely pull myself away from, but other works that I only wanted to spend a few seconds with. However, overall I feel like the exhibit was well worth my time.