Join us for an artist-led tour of Scott Hocking: Detroit Stories in Main and North Galleries. Scott will be joined in conversation by artist and collaborator Clinton Snider to discuss the RELICS series.
Originally conceived in 2001, the RELICS installation attempts to chronicle the 300-year history of Detroit through found objects alone. Thousands of decaying and eroding man-made objects are organized into grid like reliquary walls, creating a natural history museum of the future. A labor-intensive collaboration with Clinton Snider, the installation was first exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts and consisted of over 400 individual ‘boxes.’ Since then, it has been reconfigured site specifically multiple times including its current installation in North Gallery at Cranbrook Art Museum, and new boxes continue to be created.
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