Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang
For the first time in over twenty years, UIMA will present a solo exhibition of work by a contemporary African artist. Through an installation of six representational “fantasy coffins” by the Ghanaian artist Eric Adjetey Anang, as well as video-recorded interviews with Anang and other coffin-makers from Ghana, and gallery labels providing further context, Art & the Afterlife explores one of the most celebrated (and debated) forms of African art today. As the exhibition demonstrates, the “afterlife” of Anang’s work today refers at once to a funerary tradition among Ga peoples of southern Ghana and to an artistic practice that reconfigures the scope and meaning of mortality and cultural identity.
This exhibition is curated by UIMA Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Cory Gundlach.
Support for Art & the Afterlife: Fantasy Coffins by Eric Adjetey Anang is provided by the Members Special Exhibition Fund.
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Tuesday, November 28 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 29 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 30 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, December 1 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, December 2 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 5 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 6 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, December 7 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, December 8 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, December 9 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Black Box Theater, third floor
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa