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Artist Opens His Studio

Artist Cozier explores Caribbean experience through drawing, sound, print, installation

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May 29, 2014 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- On Thursday, May 29, members of the Northwestern community and general public are invited to the studio of Kaplan Institute for the Humanities Artist-in-Residence Christopher Cozier to experience the contemporary Trinidadian artist’s work.

The free and public event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Room 1-410 of Kresge Hall, 1880 Campus Drive, will provide an opportunity for members of the community to learn what Cozier has been working on during his spring 2014 residency at the Kaplan Institute. Refreshments will be served.

Cozier’s work reflects a deep understanding of Trinidad's past and present and explores the contemporary Caribbean experience through drawing, printmaking, sound and installation.

An artist, curator and writer who lives and works in Trinidad, Cozier has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Tate Liverpool and Spain’s Galician Contemporary Art Center. He was named the 2013 Prince Claus Award laureate for his influential role and openly inclusive approach in developing art and culture across the Caribbean and inspiring younger generations of artists. 

Cozier's residency is co-sponsored by Northwestern's Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’ art history department, the School of Communication's communication studies department, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.

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