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THIS MUST NOT BE THE PLACE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR at WSU’s Art Department Gallery @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Greeting viewers upon entrance to Ryan Standfest’s solo exhibition at the Wayne State University Art Department Gallery is a framed map of Michigan, hand drawn in chalk, on a canvas treated with and dripping blackboard paint. The map is labeled with commodities and industries —cherries, butter, fishing, and […]

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Women Don’t Rock, Do They? @ Hyperallergic

Last week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art drew a little side-eye over their forthcoming exhibition, Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, a show dedicated to the iconic instruments of rock and roll — a beautiful and storied history that apparently includes no female participants besides St. Vincent. The […]

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The American Riad @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT—Many of us have joked at least once about having “first world problems,” with the implication being that people in places with weaker infrastructure have more serious worries. But this phrase ultimately reflects a certain kind of classism: it subtly reinforces notions of a global hierarchy in which developed nations provide […]

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Buscas Aún, Nos Buscas Lugar at Museo Textil de Oaxaca @ Hyperallergic

OAXACA, Mexico — In the introduction to her remarkable book High Static, Dead Lines, on “sonic spectres” and artifacts, curator Kristen Gallerneaux asserts: “Finding ways to allow our media to haunt us is crucial to understanding it.” Though Gallerneaux’s interest concerns unexplained audio phenomenology, she entertains the notion of “stone tape theory,” […]

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“Flags of My Nation” @ The Carnegie, Covington, KY

Excited to announce participation in the latest installation of Open Source at The Carnegie in Covington, KY. OPEN SOURCE 1.2 is a continuation of an experimental curatorial series of rotating installations and objects selected by a fluid team of curators, artists, collectors, writers, critics, and community organizers from across the […]

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MOCAD’s Larry Ossei-Mensah interview @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Detroit’’s local scene has been abuzz with excited chatter, following the recent announcement that Larry Ossei-Mensah will fill the vacated Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator position at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Mensah brings prodigious and diverse experience to the appointment. He has been an independent […]

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Open Call for “Miles to Empty” Second Line @ a.gen.cy

Calling all paraders, Detroiters, art weirdos and adventurers to help a.gen.cy fill out a second line tomorrow night, for artist Shannon Goff’s sendoff to her “Miles to Empty” cardboard Lincoln Continental! We’ll be parading with the Detroit Party Marching Band, and the event will be filmed by the inimitable Oren […]

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