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“Border Crossers” at UMIH @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — If I learned anything from Transformers, the 2007 movie reboot that pits robots against robots, it’s that I’ll pretty much watch anything that involves a giant robot. This includes a recent test run of a 40-foot art robot commanded by artist Chico MacMurtie, and created under his direction by an interdisciplinary team of […]

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Tyanna Buie’s “On Vacation” at CCS Center Galleries @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Traveling is important for many people, but perhaps especially for artists, as it offers a world of opportunity to be exposed to new information and ideas, as well as to view one’s own existence from a distance. Printmaker Tyanna Buie reinforces this idea by introducing her exhibition at the College for Creative Studies […]

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NOW I WANNA… by Lucy Cahill @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — If we require a poster image for 2017–18 female experiences, I recommend one by illustrator Lucy Cahill, spotted adorning a T-shirt for sale at her solo exhibition, NOW I WANNA… at Grey Area — an almost unbearably hip mixed-use art and retail space in the Southwest neighborhood. The shirt depicts a woman with a […]

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BWTA Official: Robert Sestok @ Detroit Is It

Robert “Bob” Sestok is a Detroit original and career artist, living and working in the city since his days at Wayne State University. In the early 1970s, Sestok was one of the recognized names among the Cass Corridor Movement—arguably the most notorious contemporary art movement to emerge from Detroit. Sestok’s scrap metal sculptures dot city […]

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Pre-Fab/Post-Fab at UMIH @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When was the last time you felt like being a girl was actually fun? We’ve heard a lot of #MeToo lately — thankfully, because of course, me too — and while we’ve been contemplating the basic and largely unrelenting indignity of trying to be simultaneously respected and also female in a […]

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The Art of Hoarding with Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope @ Detroit Is It

For many, hoarding represents a kind of other-ness from which we seek to immediately distance ourselves. Hoarders are compulsively driven to save and accumulate all kinds of materials, seeing as treasure objects that are conventionally considered garbage. Because the hyperbolic nature of extreme hoarding is so alienating, it is a condition easily dismissed as madness—or […]

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Suzy Lake at UM Stamps Gallery @ CultureSource

For seminal feminist artist and Detroit-native Suzy Lake, a solo show of her recent work at the University of Michigan Stamps Gallery represents a homecoming of sorts. Lake was born and raised in Detroit and studied at Wayne State University before emigrating to Montreal in the late 1960s as a self-proclaimed “draft-dodger.” In subsequent years, […]

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“On Exile” at Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (MAAT) @ Hyperallergic

LISBON — A dark, solemn space is illuminated by two glowing projections in On Exile, a documentary project by Portuguese intermedia artist José Carlos Teixeira, on display at the . The first throws light down from above onto a plinth, presenting pages from a book titled The Refugee, written in 1957 by a German-Lithuanian philosopher named K.C. Cirtautas. […]

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“The Cyberlaw Guide to Protest Art” by Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic @ Hyperallergic

In the days immediately following the 2017 Women’s March, members of the Harvard University Cyberlaw Clinic and their colleagues at metaLAB learned that a number of artists who’d created some of the iconic images from the march were facing challenges, mostly brought on by the fact that work they’d created for themselves and their close circles […]

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