Raoul Wallenberg Plaza
|Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), "Memorial."|
First is Leonard Baskin's sculpture titled "Memorial," located in Raoul Wallenberg Plaza, a Holocaust Memorial dedicated in 1994. The garden is situated in a very small corner of the University of Michigan campus at the site of the 19th century Jewish cemetery, now decommissioned. I always find a visit to this site very moving.
Installation on the University of Michigan Museum of ArtWe also walked around the campus art museum to see a very new installation by Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama. He has wrapped the facade of the building in a huge fabric wall hanging titled “In-Between the World and Dreams.” The material for this installation is jute sacks, which were obtained in the markets of Ghana. With a team of workers there, Mahama designed and sewed the hangings, which were installed at the end of September.
|What the building normally looks like (source).|
Mahama's installation will be in place for just a few weeks, and then will be moved to a museum in Detroit. For more information, see "Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama to blanket U-M Museum of Art with jute sacks."
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