Writing

“Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance” @ Art in America

American novelist and musician James Greer—who spent two years in the mid-1990s playing with the indie rock band Guided by Voices—discusses the way lyrics reflect the listener’s emotions rather than the songwriter’s intentions. “Even the most nakedly vulnerable song ends up as the soundtrack to someone else’s heartbreak,” he writes in his contribution to a […]

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Matthew Angelo Harrison @ Sculpture Magazine

So super excited that my review of Matthew Angelo Harrison’s solo debut at MOCAD for Sculpture Magazine has finally hit the stands. Available wherever Sculpture Mag is sold! It also appears to be the featured review on the web!! The first order of business when entering Matthew Angelo Harrison’s “Detroit City/Detroit Affinities” was to identify […]

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Adriana Martínez at MOCAD @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The allocation of resources is a critical consideration for any artist, whether on the personal, local, or global level. The question facing Colombian artist Adriana Martínez, and her group of friends and collaborators from university, was how to continue working as artists as they prepared to leave school. They organized into a multi-faceted collective, […]

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“The Architectural Imagination” @ Knight Arts blog

Since becoming the first U.S. city to receive a UNESCO City of Design designation, Detroit has been abuzz with the potential of design to shape the future of life in the city. From the 2016 Detroit Design Festival—which included a two-day summit of panel discussions about the many concerns and influences of a design-based approach […]

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2016 Monster Drawing Rally @ Knight Arts blog

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit now has a fifth successful Monster Drawing Rally fundraiser under its belt. The Knight grantee‘s annual event, held this year on Dec. 9, makes art accessible and affordable for a broad audience while showcasing a superstar lineup of Detroit talent. Falling under the organizational auspices of MOCAD’s New Wave […]

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Rar!! Monster Drawing Rally, Good Tyme Writers Buffet, DIA Artist Demo THIS WEEKEND!

Here’s a reminder about the 2016 Monster Drawing Rally, an opportunity to come and celebrate an awesome fundraiser event and support MOCAD in their efforts to produce excellent programming, not to mention pick up original works by amazing and charitable local artists at bargain prices. I participated for the first time last year, and am […]

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“The Spirit of the Animal is in the Wheels” @ Metro Times

Imagine you’re a student at the end of an eight-hour school day. What could possibly compel you to tackle another couple of hours of schoolwork or tutoring with any sort of enthusiasm? How about a ride in a giant, metal, bicycle-powered pangolin? Nonprofit learning hub 826Michigan is all about providing access to school supplies, tutors, and […]

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