19 Jan-16 Dec. The search for social and personal identity is a central theme in the art of Ghana's El Anatsui whose work incorporates traditional African systems of symbols used to form patterns on textiles. Anatsui's pieces are often monumental and generally created using discarded materials. His symbols are laden with references to abstract concepts of faith or courage, proverbs and aphorisms. Anatsui's giant work on display at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts can be deciphered by reading from right to left, a process Anatsui describes as representing "the beginning and the end."