Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Artist as Activist at MSU Broad @ Hyperallergic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It’s most intuitive to equate activism with a kind of direct action: collecting signatures, participating in a public protest, sending sharply worded letters, community organizing. The Artist as Activist: Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman, at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, not only showcases the […]

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War Games at Cathedral @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It is sometimes difficult to realize that a lot of what might be construed as who you are is actually a reflection of where you are. Perhaps contemporary gallery spaces embrace the “white cube” concept because it is a great equalizer, reducing wherever you are to the same nowhere space, a blank canvas […]

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The Truth Booth preview @ CultureSource

Detroit, are you ready to speak your truth? This city is a place where several layers of truth coexist—sometimes peacefully, sometimes in harsh opposition. Many aspects of Detroit are painted as black-and-white issues, when it is, in reality, a place that contains various shades of gray and a lot of personal stories. Seeking truth is […]

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Whitney Snow at The Scarab Club @ Detroit Art Review

Magical realism is the watchword of the Whitney Snow solo retrospective on display at the Scarab Club – the first since the painter’s passing in 2006. Snow certainly captured the spirit of magic realism, wherein surreal or “magical” elements are introduced to otherwise everyday scenarios. Likewise, his large-format paintings contain many cultural and art-historical allusions, […]

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Sidewalk Progressive Art Jam @ Knight Arts blog

The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts has made its name, over the last four years, as one of the most organic and homegrown celebrations of Detroit’s artistic and cultural landscape. Founded in 2012 by Ryan Myers-Johnson, who now serves as its artistic director, the festival presents original, place-based and traditional performance, installation art and land […]

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7/24/2016 – Available Emotion with Tisch Mikhail Lewis

Artist:  Tisch Mikhail Lewis Location: Dime Store Breakfast: TML – Duck bop hash, water with lemon SRS – Sausage hash, coffee (black) “All water already exists in the world, in some form,” says Tisch Mikhail Lewis, by way of explaining how emotion figures into art-making. “We’ve already charted the full range of human emotion. What […]

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