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Intersect Chicago / SOFA Online Art Fair Opens November 6-12th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be an exhibitor with Intersect Chicago, a virtual art fair replacing SOFA for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19. The fair will be open to the public, virtually, from November 6th at 12am ET through November 12 at 9pm ET. FLCL, Marlo Broughton, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches, 2020 […]

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Artsy // 8 Detroit Galleries Fueling the City’s Creative Community

Detroit certainly hasn’t had an easy decade since the financial crash of 2008 and subsequent housing crisis—indeed, the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, and has since struggled to get back on its feet. But both its residents and recent transplants are resilient. Detroit’s tight-knit art community, in particular, has banded together to create a […]

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Detroit News // Detroit Art Week invites world to Motor City

Get ready for the city’s newest cultural festival, Detroit Art Week, which kicks off Friday. Arts entrepreneur and marketing professional Amani Olu conceived the idea over a year ago as a way of getting the word out on local artists. “Our vision is to help establish Detroit as a global destination for contemporary art,” said Olu, who moved […]

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“A DIFFICULT PAIR” FEATURING GEORGE VIDAS & VICTORIA SHAHEEN OPENS DURING DETROIT ART WEEK

In A Difficult Pair, George Vidas and Victoria Shaheen use materials associated with industrial and commercial applications that probes questions of identity, hierarchy, and material culture. Shaheen uses commodity culture, image saturation and the history of decorative arts and design to create contemporary environments that deconstruct hierarchies, expose absurdity in social systems, and simply make viewers […]

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SEEN Magazine // Playground Detroit Uplifts Emerging Artists in the City

The new gallery Playground Detroit gives artists a space to share their work and be recognized. By Stephanie Steinberg Photography by Justin Milhouse Paulina Petkoski and Samantha B. Schefman have one goal: to attract and retain artistic talent in Detroit. To accomplish that, the two friends from Metro Detroit launched a creative agency called Playground […]

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VICTORIA SHAHEEN: DECONSTRUCTING CAPITALISM WITH NICHE OBJECTS

Detroit visual artist, Victoria Shaheen has dedicated her artistic practice to unpacking what exactly this fascination with “kitsch” objects means for us as a society.  We all know the feeling — you’re mindlessly wandering through a yard sale or antique store when you see that one, tiny object that you absolutely must-have. It could be a […]

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