Monthly Archives: May 2017

John Sims’ Memorial Day Burn and Bury @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — “One message I want to send to the nation is that the Civil War is supposed to be over,” said artist John Sims during the opening address of his “Burn and Bury” event, staged on Memorial Day at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. “But as we know, it’s not over. … All of us […]

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House Industries at the Henry Ford @ CultureSource

In our increasingly consumer-driven culture, making your product stand out is critical to a company’s bottom line. Billions of development dollars are spent every year in an effort to create recognizable brands, all of which would be logistically and aesthetically impossible without fonts, the most common form of visualized language in our digital age. For […]

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“White and Black” by Mohammad Sabaaneh @ Hyperallergic

“I came to realize that we Palestinians have a duty to show ourselves in a realistic light,” writes Mohammad Sabaaneh in the preface of his collection of political cartoons, White and Black. “Not quite as ordinary people (because people who are able to live in the conditions of the life they face are anything but ordinary), but not […]

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1967 Home Movies at the DFT @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — As we approach the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967, Detroit finds itself in a reflective mood. In late July of that year, the city was embroiled in a dramatic conflict, known alternately as the Rebellion or the Riots, depending on one’s vantage point on the crisis. Ostensibly, a police raid on an unauthorized drinking establishment […]

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Detroit/Puerto Rico Solidarity Exchange Network @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Contemporary vernacular has a way of turning specific terms into more general concepts (for example, “OCD” and “addict”), which can lead to the erasure of those who suffer from the traditional condition. “Colonizers” is one of those words. While its mainstream use — as a kind of shorthand for the entitlement and resource grabbing committed […]

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Carlos Diaz at David Klein Gallery @ Freep

Photographer Carlos Diaz has taught at College for Creative Studies for the past 32 years — long enough to shape and influence an entire generation of Detroit photographers, and mentor them in a medium that has changed wildly thanks to advancing technology. Before digital photography was even a glimmer, Diaz was engaged in an analog […]

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