Cosmogonic Tattoos

Jim Cogswell

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In celebration of the University’s Bicentennial in 2017, artist and professor Jim Cogswell has been invited by the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art to create a set of public window installations in response to the objects in their collections. Titled Cosmogonic Tattoos, his project will use adhesive vinyl images applied in saturated colors to windows in the two buildings, highlighting the role of these museums in the life of our campus community. Through close examination of objects separated from us by deep chronological and cultural divides, imaginatively transformed within our campus context, this project celebrates the power of architecture, ornament, and material objects to shape knowledge, historical memory, and cultural identity.

Look for displays in the UMMA from April 22-Dec. 3, the exterior of the Kelsey Museum from June 2-Dec. 17, and in the interior special exhibition space of the Kelsey Museum from June 2-Sept. 10.

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