Exhibition Lecture: Dr. Silvia Forni

  • 7:30 PM–8:30 PM

Art Building West, room 116
141 N. Riverside Drive, Iowa City

"From the Street to the White Cube: The Multiple Trajectories of Ga Fantasy Coffins"        

Dr. Forni’s talk explores the multiple facets of the historical and contemporary uses of Ga fantasy coffins. From the workshops to funeral processions to gallery displays, these spectacular sculptures illustrate shifting values and concepts of prestige and cultural display in Ghana and on the global art scene.

Dr. Forni is the curator of anthropology (African arts and cultures) at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada. She received her PhD in cultural anthropology from University of Turin, Italy. 

Lecture support provided through a UI International Programs Major Projects Award.

Cost: Free

Contact: dale-fisher@uiowa.edu

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