Recent Sightings Recent sightings: Exhibit breaks a gun-shaped coffin

December 2, 2015

Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian woodcarver, master-coffin builder and Windgate Artist in Residence in the Art Department exhibited some of his work, including a gun-shaped coffin, during an event at the UW–Madison Art Lofts on Nov. 30, 2015.

During the event, Adjetey Anang invited guests to participate in a symbolic breaking of the barrel of his gun-shaped coffin. The gun-breaking action was in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against gun violence locally, nationally and internationally.

Photos by Jeff Miller

At right, Henry Drewal, professor of art history, introduces Adjetey Anang, left. 

Adjetey Anang listens to undergraduate Jamie Dawson, a first-year student in the ninth cohort of the First Wave program, perform a spoken-word piece.

At left wearing white shirt, Adjetey Anang invites guests to participate in a symbolic breaking of the barrel of his gun-shaped coffin.

The crowd looks on as Adjetey Anang smiles following the symbolic breaking of the gun.