Monthly Archives: February 2017

MOCAMoon @ Hyperallergic

Can we make art that transcends petty terrestrial concerns? The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM) has drawn together a diverse group of contemporary artists (including myself) to create work for a speculative museum that might one day exist on the moon. MOCAM was conceived in 2016 by visual artist Julio Orta in […]

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“The Architectural Imagination” @ Knight Arts blog

Since becoming the first U.S. city to receive a UNESCO City of Design designation, Detroit has been abuzz with the potential of design to shape the future of life in the city. From the 2016 Detroit Design Festival—which included a two-day summit of panel discussions about the many concerns and influences of a design-based approach […]

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Russell Industrial Closure @ Hyperallergic

Tenants of the Russell Industrial Center awoke to some bad tidings yesterday: eviction notices were delivered to the more than 100 people, many of them artists, who currently work (and in some cases, live) in the massive former auto complex. As laid out in a story by the Detroit Free Press, the evictions presage the closing […]

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This Weekend in Various Artstuffs

There’s a lot going on this weekend, and beyond! On Saturday, February 18th at 4:00pm, I’m moderating an artist talk with  Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope, at David Klein Gallery’s downtown location. Organizational Strategies for the After Life is a collaborative project by Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope, the husband and wife team formerly known […]

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Joan Linder at UofM Institute for the Humanities @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — How’s this sound for a fun getaway: visiting toxic landscapes and radioactive hot spots around our great nation? Artist Joan Linder has made it her business over the last three and a half years to explore and document some of the industrial waste disposal areas of the Great Lakes region, surveying […]

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Fred Wilson’s “Wildfire Test Pit” at Oberlin @ Hyperallergic

OBERLIN, Ohio — It feels necessary, prior to delving into the particulars of Fred Wilson’s Wildfire Test Pit at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, to explicitly define the terms “black” and “white,” because they are about to be used a great deal. Like Wilson’s work, these terms are operating here on multiple levels, referring simultaneously to the […]

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“The Orbit” with Cedric Tai @ The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM)

Really honored to be included in the inaugural show for The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM). I collaborated on a piece with Cedric Tai called “The Orbit” – it’s an audio work and you can listen to it online. The museum was conceived in 2016 by visual artist Julio Orta in response […]

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Nicole Macdonald’s Detroit Portrait Series @ Art in America

The Big B Liquor Party Store, which holds down the northeast  corner of the intersection of Trumbull Ave and the I-94 freeway in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood, has taken on a different character of late. The third-story windows on the eastern facade, once boarded up, now display a series of recognizable figures. It’s a collection of […]

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