The most interesting takeaway of ARTWORK is the framework itself, which seeks to center the artists who have, historically, played an overlooked role in making the art world turn.
After conducting an internal investigation, the MOCAD board concluded that Elysia Borowy-Reeder’s leadership “fell short of its goals for diversity, inclusivity and a healthy work environment.”
Dlectricity returns September 25-26, 2020. The deadline for artists to apply is March 3, 2020.
“Lack of transparency is the enemy of democracy,” said filmmaker and activist Kate Levy. “As an artist, that’s an easy thing to make work about.”
If Hirosuke Yabe’s sculptural compositions are like a Miyazaki-esque stage play, then Summer Wheat’s large-scale paintings form a colorful and dynamic backdrop.
An artist, mother, and source of inspiration for Detroit artists, the legacy Rose Brown Dalessandro leaves behind is not simply one of form, but one of the struggles attendant to its creation.
Firefighters were delayed from doing more than monitoring the blaze at the Heidelberg Project site due to a succession of five non-working fire hydrants — possibly the result of ongoing water main repairs.
All applications are due by September 30 and will be reviewed by the selection committee comprised of Michelle Grabner, Joiri Minaya, Legacy Russell, and Michael Stone Richards.
Landlord Colors at Cranbrook Art Museum tries to “elevate” art borne of economic hardship and upheavals, but such art needs no elevation; the viewer must seek and find its level.
“They treated me like a felon even though I was commissioned by the city to do this,” said Sheefy McFly, adding that he felt “racially profiled and bullied.”
Nick Hayes and Naomi Burton, founders of the Detroit-based leftist media company Means Media, talk about their ambitions for Means TV, a worker-owned, completely viewer-supported streaming platform.
“An advertisement for a Mercedes Benz car that costs $200,000, without any compensation to me, or without even asking my permission first, is totally unacceptable,” one of the artists said.