Tag Archives: Detroit

ruminations on rust

ruminations on rust

Writer Adrienne Maree Brown offers a poetic tribute to her adopted city of Detroit.

Meditative Rigor: The Work of Neha Vedpathak

Meditative Rigor: The Work of Neha Vedpathak

Curator and guest editor Taylor Renee Aldridge describes the practice of Detroit-based artist Neha Vedpathak, who carefully plucks handmade paper to transform the two-dimensional into a relief.

On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #2

On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #2

Curators Laura Mott and Taylor Aldridge speak with Detroit artists Tiff Massey and Matthew Angelo Harrison about prototyping, nostalgia, industry and decay.

Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking & Bree Gant

Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking & Bree Gant

This photo essay explores the work of Detroit photographers Scott Hocking and Bree Gant—each capturing their city in distinct, dynamic ways.

On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #1

On Rust: Roundtable Discussion #1

Guest editors Taylor Aldridge and Laura Mott sit down with artists Olayami Dabls and Carole Harris to discuss the roles of rust, ritual and time in their Detroit-based practices.

Letter from the Editor

Rust in Detroit: Ingenuity, Process, and Natural Order

Letter from the Editor

Rust in Detroit: Ingenuity, Process, and Natural Order

Art21 Magazine’s first co-guest editors, curators Laura Mott and Taylor Renee Aldridge, introduce the issue’s theme: “Rust,” and its complicated relationship to the city of Detroit.

Graem Whyte’s Carnal Optimism

Graem Whyte’s Carnal Optimism

Guest contributor John Corso digs into the deeply playful works of Detroit-based artist Graem Whyte.

The Feast of Detroit

The Feast of Detroit

Does Detroit represent a failed system or does the city defy traditional responses to notions of failure?

Why Detroit Matters: Closing Comments

Why Detroit Matters: Closing Comments

Colin Darke wraps up his guest blogging stint with a few closing comments about Detroit, and why its art scene matters.

555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios

Detroit’s Artistic Opportunities

Detroit’s Artistic Opportunities

Establishing new museums, taking over buildings, and painting major city blocks are some of the ways that artists have helped create positive buzz around the city of Detroit.

Detail: Rivera Court: Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Fresco Paintings

The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit

The Anchor Art Museums in and of Detroit

Blogger-in-Residence Colin Darke takes readers on a tour of Detroit’s most impressive art museums, and explains why their presence there is so invaluable.

The 16 Giants -- image provided by Jim Pallas

The Art Giants of Detroit

The Art Giants of Detroit

Colin Darke details Jim Pallas’s ambitious project, a series of mixed-media paintings portraying the “art giants” of Detroit.

Detroit landmark, Joe Louis Fist Statue

Why Detroit Matters

Why Detroit Matters

Colin Darke introduces his series of guest blog posts on Detroit’s art scene, which is thriving despite the city’s economic troubles.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Transforming Space into Place: An Interview with Leyya Tawil, co-creator of The Grand Re-Map

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Transforming Space into Place: An Interview with Leyya Tawil, co-creator of The Grand Re-Map

The collaborative project The Grand Re-Map seeks to observe and record the physical interactions between bodies and landscapes.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Against Nature: An Interview with Hernan Bas

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Centerfield | Against Nature: An Interview with Hernan Bas

The painter known for his lush, fanciful landscapes discusses the roles that literature, Romanticism and the theatrical play in his work.

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Characters, Not Caricatures: The Multifarious Art of Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason’s work is not easy to neatly summarize. I’ve been following her projects for several years now, and I still have difficulty explaining what exactly it is that she …

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Coffee and Politics (Part 1)

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: Coffee and Politics (Part 1)

Coffee and politics. They go together almost as good as politics and art. A week ago I met up with a good friend of mine for a cup of coffee …