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VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Detroit

Yesomi Umolu, Mark Pauline, Anicka Yi, and Eyal Weizman, "The Aesthetics Of Tomorrow" panel at the Senate Theater, Detroit, 2018.
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Rob Goyanes

In early October, I went to Detroit for the first time. I was invited on a press trip by Culture Lab Detroit. Positioning itself as a socially conscious arts organization, its annual conference hosts discussions at different sites throughout the city. This year’s summit was dubbed “The Crisis of Beauty,”... continue reading
“Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance”

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT, Detroit

View of "Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance," Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 2017-18.
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Seth Kim-Cohen

“Sonic Rebellion” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit offers two substantial proposals. First, it posits that the music of Detroit, ca. 1965–2000, was an active participant in the contemporaneous political and social struggles of the city, voicing and, in some cases, enacting resistance to the existing power structure. Second,... continue reading
Michael E. Smith

SUSANNE HILBERRY GALLERY, Detroit

Michael E. Smith, Duck, 2011.
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Chris Sharp

Michael E. Smith’s first solo exhibition at this gallery is bit of a surprise. Known for his deployment of disfigured domestic and urban products, car manufacturing materials, and generally toxic plastics, the Detroit born-and-based artist has partially shed the intensely saturnine pall that normally hangs over his portentous arrangements for... continue reading

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