Writing

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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21c Museum Hotel Nashville @ Hyperallergic

NASHVILLE — The 21c Museum Hotel chain represents a new model for art in the public sphere. The flagship location opened in Louisville, Kentucky, just 11 years ago and has since expanded to six operating locations in Southern-Midwestern population centers like Cincinnati, Ohio; Durham, North Carolina; and Lexington, Kentucky, with the newest addition slated to open […]

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Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery @ Hyperallergic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In our photo-happy culture, it’s easy to take for granted the power of documentation. People from places where political instability and violent conflict undermine the flow of daily life — from raising families in safety to snapping the occasional vacuous selfie — often find themselves exiled, not only from their physical homelands, but […]

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Now and Then at DAM @ Detroit Free Press

As redevelopment efforts in Detroit gain momentum, the city’s art scene seems to find itself in a reflective mood. Perhaps the incipient 50-year anniversary of the summer of 1967 has sparked this trend — it will be a component of “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement,” which will arrive at the […]

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Visions from India at the Pizzuti Collection @ Hyperallergic

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When it comes to exhibition-making, the Pizzuti Collection works entirely from the contemporary holdings of Ron and Ann Pizzuti, who are as avid in their championing of Columbus as they are in their appetite for diverse acquisitions, largely by living artists, the world over. Looking at the cross section of artists, media, […]

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