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Carole Harris & Allie McGhee at the DIA @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Summer seems to be the moment for many Midwestern cities to launch new art festivals, in the hopes of using art as a driver for tourism and promotion of place — a time-honored formula stretching back to the first Venice Biennale and beyond. While festivals like the FRONT […]

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“Lamentation for the Forsaken” at Christ Church Cranbrook @ Hyperallergic

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Works of art are built into and scattered throughout the labyrinthine hallways, assorted offices, and public and private chapels of Christ Church Cranbrook. Among them are a jaw-dropping floor-to-ceiling fresco by Katherine McEwen in the main chapel, an original William Morris wall tapestry in the library, […]

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Tylonn Sawyer at N’Namdi @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In a room with diffuse lighting, the “black box” gallery of the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, a dark pantheon has been assembled. Tylonn Sawyer’s American Gods deftly splits the difference between a wide range of references, most prominently the orisha-based faith of Ifá and Yoruba religions, the codified behaviors […]

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The World of Charles & Ray Eames at the Henry Ford @ Hyperallergic

DEARBORN, Mich. — If you are feeling a bit disheartened by the current state of affairs here in the United States, perhaps you will find some consolation from this quote, attributed to Charles Eames, one half of the seminal Eames design duo, alongside his wife, Ray: “Beyond the age of […]

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“Jon Strand: Oracles, Temples and Waves…” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area during the proto-tech days of letting one’s freak flag fly, so when I say something is “weird,” I sometimes have to remember, especially in the normalcy-loving Midwest, to offer the caveat that I do not mean it in a […]

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a.gen.cy presents: IDEAS – An Extraordinary Substance & EMAD Open House

Ideas – An Extraordinary Substance: an a.gen.cy lecture series “Ideas— An Extraordinary Substance” is a lecture series that celebrates obsession and ice cream. We ask people obsessively devoted to something to share their research and thoughts with us, and as we listen to their presentation and formulate questions for the Q&A […]

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Aaron Fowler interview @ Hyperallergic

Artist Aaron Fowler manages to invoke a tricky tension in his interdisciplinary and immersive works. Fowler balances the oversize nature of emotion and human-scale drama with the intimacy of personal experience in densely layered pieces which he physically constructs in close quarters, before assembling them into large-scale finished presentations. He recently […]

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