Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Beware of the Dandelions” @ Knight Arts blog

Social practice art has gained momentum and recognition as a discipline in recent years. Artworks in this vein defy categorization, as they often combine elements of architecture, design, performance and audience interaction in their effort to create an active viewing experience—one that perhaps carries a message beyond the walls of the performance setting. All this […]

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FotoFocus 2016 @ Hyperallergic

CINCINNATI — The opening keynote for the 2016 FotoFocus Biennial, which has been taking place throughout the month of October in myriad locations in and around Cincinnati, centered on the American artist and photographer Louise Lawler. Roxana Marcoci, who delivered the opening address and is the senior curator in the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, is working […]

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Call for Entries: “Power of the Press” poster contest @ Signal Return

I love printed matter and free speech, so I’m very excited to be among the guest jurors for the upcoming “Power of the Press” poster contest, part of the 2017 Power of the Press Fest at Signal Return, because . The contest is free to enter, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what […]

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Fun & Fungus – Detroit’s Alternative Foods @ Model D

Detroit has been in the news a lot lately for its innovative approaches to urban farming and local sourcing. But there are other individuals, who’ve received less attention, picking a new path toward food sovereignty and sustainable nutrition. Seen through their eyes, Detroit alive with possibilities in even more ways than many even knew. I […]

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ComiqueCon preview @ Metro Times

Half of comic book readers are female, and yet, as with most forms of media, women are radically underrepresented, both as protagonists and creators. But metro Detroit lady geeks are in for a treat: The second annual ComiqueCon, a one-day celebration of female comic creators co-sponsored by Green Brain Comics and the East Dearborn Downtown […]

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After the Thrill is Gone at WMU @ Hyperallergic

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Fashion is fundamentally driven by an idea of newness — and endless cycle of seasons, each promising change and innovation at a level that is, in reality, logistically unsustainable. That’s why fashion constantly digests and repurposes itself, with throwback “retro” styles emerging 20 years after their first wave, like clockwork. Thus, fashion […]

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Roe Ethridge at CAC @ Hyperallergic

CINCINNATI — In his 1996 article about David Lynch’s movie Lost Highway, David Foster Wallace offers the following definition of the term “Lynchian”: An academic definition of Lynchian might be that the term “refers to a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a way as to reveal the former’s perpetual […]

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Swoon does Detroit @ Culture Source

Street art has experienced a crossover into fine art in recent decades, transforming its image as a form of criminal vandalism to one of public self-expression, able to access audiences outside the formal setting of museum and gallery. Detroit has, of late, been courting some of the artists who, having made their names on the […]

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