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.
Larry Ossei-Mensah discusses his curatorial approach and what he will bring to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
DETROIT — It is difficult for a young artist to think about her legacy.
DETROIT — You can’t really talk about expatriate American artist Ryan Mendoza’s “The White House” project without talking about appropriation.
The Museum of Art and Design, New York’s The Global Africa Project makes an audacious claim: to present the art, design, architecture, and craft of the contemporary African diaspora. Given that Africa is the world’s second largest continent, with a population of over one billion dispersed among 54 distinct countries—never mind the millions of people of African descent living elsewhere—any attempt to survey its production and influence seems impossible. However, the curators — Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, formerly director of the Studio Museum in Harlem and currently the Charles Bronfman Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond, founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at Maryland Institute College of Art — have embraced the unwieldiness of the notion of “Africa,” creating an exhibition that intentionally raises more questions than it answers.