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REVIVAL CITIES VIDEO SERIES DEBUTS PILOT EPISODE FEATURING DETROIT

Revival Cities Pilot Episode heads to Detroit to get the pulse of an ’emerging art city,’ The Series promotes a variety of emerging art cities, their uprising cultural markets, influence on the global economy, and revitalization of the communities they are active within. Revival Cities structures and promotes cultural, urbanistic and art projects to build opportunities and […]

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ARTIST OPEN CALL: FALL 2016 ARTIST RESIDENCY WITH PLAYGROUND DETROIT AT PONYRIDE

PLAYGROUND DETROIT has partnered with Ponyride to facilitate a new artist residency program providing artists with an incubator space to create excellent artwork in a dynamic environment within the Detroit creative community. This residency simultaneously hosts one Detroit-based artist and one visiting artist who are provided with private live/work space and co-working area at Ponyride in […]

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GO SEE: “FIRST SHOW,” THE DEBUT EXHIBITION OF DAVID KLEIN GALLERY DETROIT

In its 25th anniversary, nationally-recognized David Klein Gallery opens its doors in downtown Detroit as a second location. Continuing in its tradition, the Birmingham gallery site at 163 Townsend Street will continue to focus on Modern and Post War American art. The programming at DKG Detroit will be devoted to their contemporary programming, spear-headed by Gallery Director, […]

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N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION’

N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art begun the first of a three-part panel series on ‘Psychological Gentrification,’ which will explore how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit. The first panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and panelists included Marsha Music (Writer/Cultural Griot), Marc Brown (Lawyer), […]

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JERRY VILE’S DIRTY SHOW IN DETROIT AND GET SUMMERED’S DIRTY SHOW IN NYC

For the past sixteen years Jerry Vile has promised his fellow Detroiters that their Valentine’s Day would most certainly be filled with eroticism. Erotic art and performance, that is. Since its inception in a small office building, Vile’s exhibition entitled, Dirty Show, annually outgrew its venue capacity before it landed in the Russell Industrial’s Exhibition Center […]

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BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

Femininity gives way to shock when the true nature of Cristin Richard’s delicate dresses is revealed to an audience; a shock similar (though opposite in sequence) to what a plastic surgery patient may experience post-op upon the first view of their reflection, anxious to reveal their newfound Beauty. The concept of Richard’s upcoming show, Beneath […]

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GO SEE: ANOTHER LOOK AT DETROIT GALLERY SHOW OPENING THURSDAY IN CHELSEA

This Thursday, June 26th from 6-8pm, ANOTHER LOOK at DETROIT: PARTS 1 and 2 opens at  Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough Chelsea. Another Look at Detroit presents works and objects by over fifty artists, designers, and cultural contributors. The focus of this exhibition is the city of Detroit as a creative center, historically through to today. Spanning a period […]

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GO SEE: MOMA PS1 MIKE KELLEY RETROSPECTIVE CLOSING FEBRUARY 2ND

Do not miss this extraordinary exhibition of Mike Kelley, presented by MoMA PS1, which closes on February 2nd. This Saturday January 25th, there is a celebrity-hosted night at the museum to celebrate the Mike Kelley exhibition. “It is the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to-date and the first comprehensive survey since 1993. Regarded as one of the most influential […]

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ART DETROIT NOW HOSTS ‘3RD THURSDAY’ TO ENCOURAGE GALLERY VISITS

Art Detroit Now is hosting 3rd Thursday, a new monthly art gallery ‘crawl’ in Detroit which as the name implies, takes place the third Thursday of every month. There are 30 galleries participating for this exciting new addition to the art scene. Hour Detroit Magazine recently interviewed Milana Duthie, who is the managing director of […]

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FLINT PUBLIC ART PROJECT SOON TO PRESENT ART FESTIVAL AT CHEVY-IN-THE-HOLE

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce a special call for proposals for the Free City Public Art Festival. The presenting organization, Flint Public Art Project, is particularly interested in receiving proposals from the PLAYGROUND DETROIT community and has extended the deadline. This is a special extension which closes by Monday, March 11th at midnight. See […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: EVAN ROTH, FROM MICHIGAN TO NEW YORK TO FRANCE BACK TO MICHIGAN [FOR DLECTRICITY]

Light is magic: it disperses shadows, and it can transfix people.  It is a proper symbol for hope and new beginnings.  The evening of October 5th (from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.) and the evening of October 6 (from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.) Detroit hosts a new contemporary light art festival, DLECTRICITY.  There are […]

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: IAN SWANSON, DETROITER TURNED BROOKLYNITE

A couple of years ago, artists Ian Swanson and Cedric Tai seemed to be everywhere in Detroit. Everywhere you turned, they were involved with a great local art project. They had their own gigs, teamed up on joint projects, and both were heavily involved with thedetroiter.com, which is an art-focused Detroit-centric website ‘serving a creative community.’ Their collective energy was great […]

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