Writing

“Mumbo Jumbo” at Public Pool @ Knight Arts blog

“Remember to serve your own loas.” That’s the advice given to a couple of the central characters in Ishmael Reed’s intensely discursive work of literary collage, “Mumbo Jumbo.” Not incidentally, “Mumbo Jumbo” is also the title of the most recent show at Public Pool in Hamtramck, Mich., a collectively-run gallery whose head curator, Steve Hughes, […]

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2/21/2016 – Three-for-All with Young World

Artists: Ben Hall, Andrew Mehall, Jason Murphy Location: (New) Yemen Cafe Breakfast: BH/AM/JM/SRS – Sweet tea (creamer/black/none/black), Shish Kabob Combo #2, lamb fahsah, bread x 3 All right, Young World. So, first, I am grouping Jason on in there, though if you want to make petty distinctions, I think technically YW is Ben and Andrew, […]

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Andrew Mehall’s “New Ideas” @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The disclaimer “No animals were harmed in the making of this film” is something films like to let you know when it appears that some animals may have been harmed in the movie’s making. My suspicion is that artist Andrew Mehall is not in the position to offer us any such assurances. Two […]

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Fun times with Claire Ashley at Youngworld @ Hyperallergic!

DETROIT, Mich. — Hey, denizens of the art world, let’s take a moment to consider the radical implications of chilling the fuck out for a minute. First stop: LANK LIMP LEMONS SUCK at Youngworld, where Claire Ashley’s installations of brightly colored, large-scale, abstract inflatables set a playful tone for good times. Do I sound a […]

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Jeremy Couillard: “Believes in Reincarnation Hates Hugs” review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — In the three-minute video titled, “Robocop Suffers a Glitch and Takes to the Forest to Come Up With Hollywood Movies About American Landscape Painters,” a robotic voice makes the following statement: Bob Ross and Thomas Kinkaid are brought back to life to make landscapes in computers for an alien civilization that creates simulations […]

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