Selections + Selectors has invited PLAYGROUND DETROIT to guest host an evening of their film series with a private screening April 7th of the film N’kisi Concorde at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This screening will also kickoff the beginning of a summer residency series at The Carr Center in Detroit of Selections + Selectors that will start on April 23rd! We are very pleased to be bringing this film series from NYC to share with our audience in Detroit. All of the documentaries in the series have a similar themes of urbanism, creativity, art, and counter-culture spirit.
N’kisi Concorde is a documentary feature set in Detroit by Nikki Sass and Brittin Richter that investigates the lives and work of two local ‘outsider artists’ and visual storytellers, Olayami Dabls and Dmytro Szylak, whose extraordinary installations reflect the power of the imagination unbound by artistic conventions or popular tastes. African-American artist Dabls creates large-scale, pointedly narrative works from natural materials, reflecting meaningful elements of African material culture and commenting on the collision between African and European cultures. Ukrainian émigré Szylak’s installation combines hand-carved and assembled mechanical toys, aircraft, and human figures with found objects. Though unrelated by work or acquaintance, these artists are united by the power of their singular visions to stimulate lively public engagement and to color the cultural landscapes of their communities.
After the screening of N’kisi Concorde, S+S host J.L. Sirisuk and PLAYGROUND DETROIT will engage a short conversation, “Art In the Public Space: What Does It Mean To You?” The panel for the evening will include Lisa Shimamura (Colab Projects), and artist Pablo Power among others.
Doors/Cocktails at 6:30pm
Screening will begin promptly at 7:30pm
The evening will close out with an all vinyl set by William’s 99¢ Dreams
Tickets are available NOW! [Buy them before they sell out!]
$20 At the door, limited available
Selections + Selectors is a series of film screenings held monthly at the Wythe Hotel in their private screening room. Each month, host J.L. Sirisuk (Huffington Post, Interview Magazine, NPR Berlin) will moderate an evening of powerful film content that will include screenings followed by conversations with subject matter loosely related to the content of each film. Nights will conclude with vinyl only DJ sets by some of the city’s best DJs.
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