DETROIT BOOM CITY GROUP EXHIBITION TAKE OVER AN ABANDONED PICKLE FACTORY

Detroit Boom City is a site-responsive, fully immersive exhibition in an old pickle factory on the east side of Detroit. The exhibition will be presented in a vacant, former pickle factory dynamically situated in the city. The building boasts a rich history and is owned by Detroit natives who are themselves social entrepreneurs committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of their neighborhood. Artwork will be presented inside the building, in a courtyard, and on the facade, and consist of painting, sculpture, video, and experiential installation.

Participating artists were selected for the quality of their execution and conceptual practice, as well as their engagement in social entrepreneurship & community. Each Detroit-based artist produces work that responds to or enhances their city; they hone an individual practice while maintaining a community minded-mission that connects people to place and each other. Detroit Boom City connects community at the intersection of art and social entrepreneurship.

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Dashboard is an experimental curatorial agency that produces exhibitions in dynamic, under-imagined spaces. We encourage risk-taking and immersive practice by working with innovative artists, imaginative community leaders, and curious viewers. Founded in 2010, Dashboard is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Atlanta, GA. According to their website, “of the 16 exhibitions they hosted in vacant properties since 2010, 90% now house thriving businesses like galleries, newspapers, restaurants, music venues, and more.

Detroit Boom City features artists:
The Young Never Sleep, Mitch Cope, Scott Hocking, Chido Johnson, Osman Khan, Ingrid LaFleur, Melanie Manos, Michi Meko, Sabrina Nelson, Jason Peters, Antonio Cosme, and Graem+Whyte

DETROIT BOOM CITY is co-presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund, & thanks to Ponyride, Eastern Market, Powerhouse Productions, Popps Packing, and American Dismantler & Recycling, Kitchen Connec

MAY 2, 7-11PM
FREE & OPEN
Music by Mike Medow, DJ Ava, Ben Wolf
Food & Drink by Atwater Brewery, Norma G’s, Loves Pies (for purchase)


 MAY 3, 1-3PM
FREE & OPEN
Artist Talks
Free coffee and bagels. Maybe mimosas.


GALLERY HOURS
M, W, F, 11-7PM & Sat, 12-2PM
**beginning Wednesday, May 6 (we’ll need some sleep)
email beth@dashboardcoop.org w/ Q’s

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Around the corner from the opening of Detroit Boom City, another exhibition entitled A Tyler is a Durden, a collaborative* installation, by two Detroit-based artists Paula Schubatis and Dessi Terzieva is happening! You DO NOT want to miss this.  (*an unnatural act between two or more unconsenting adults)

it’s always when you’re with someone that you’re not with them,
and vice versa.”

May 2, 2015
OPEN + FREE (from 6-11pm there is a suggested donation which includes re-entry for the after-party starting at 11pm!)
1111 Bellevue, Detroit 48207
6-11PM

 
WITH THE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY 
CONSENSUAL (Ben Wolf + VNESSWOLFCHILD) present:
the official after p.art.y for a Tyler is a Durden and Detroit Boom City
DJ’s ABACUS

Ice Cold Chrissy

Haute to Death
live performances by Onyx Ashanti, VNESS, Zoe Ligon, and Beatrice VS
11PM-5AM
Ticket Price: $5

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