With nearly 200 artworks by thirty artists from all over the world and in every discipline, “Stressed World” makes diversity normal. Luckily, the show doesn’t parade its works from every corner of the racial, gender, and sexual universe. It is inclusive by instinct. It walks the walk.
For those who don’t know Ghanian artist El Anatsui’s work, which had a beautiful showing at the Clark Art Institute in 2011, there are several different aspects to his output here. It is centered around one of his large wall-hung works, the titular “Stressed World,” which is something like a post-industrial quilt using discarded aluminum scraps woven together with copper wire.