PHOTOS: Master-Coffin Building showcases work at gun-breaking ceremony

At right, African Studies faculty member and Prof. of Art History Henry Drewal introduces Anang. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)
At right, African Studies faculty member and Prof. of Art History Henry Drewal introduces Anang. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

University of Wisconsin-News featured photos from a Nov. 30 art exhibit at the UW-Madison Art Lofts by  Eric Adjetey AnangGhanaian woodcarver, master-coffin builder and Windgate Artist in Residence in the Art Department.

Anang’s gun-breaking ceremony showcased a gun-shaped coffin he has worked on during his residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Anang invited guests to participate in a symbolic breaking of the barrel of his gun-shaped coffin in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and against gun violence locally, nationally and internationally.

“Recent sightings: Exhibit breaks a gun-shaped coffin,” University of Wisconsin-Madison News,” 12/2/2015.

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