Detroit’s Artistic Renaissance: Meet the Creatives Leading the Way | W Magazine


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W magazine visited Detroit this summer and spoke with Detroit artists and Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni, many of whom were featured in Cranbrook Art Museum’s summer exhibition, Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality. The exhibition is discussed in detail, including an interview with Senior Curator Laura Mott. The article also discusses the design tradition of the city, anchored by Cranbrook Academy of Art, and features alumni such as Tiff Massey (Metalsmithing ’11), and Chris Schanck (3D Design ’11). Read the full story here.

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Detroit Art Week, Landlord Colors | artnet


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Unit 1: 3583 Dubois | Deadline Detroit


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Profile of Landlord Colors Korean artist, Ha Chong-hyun | The Korea Times


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Cranbrook’s international exhibit explores effect of economy on art | The Oakland Press


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Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum features works by more than 60 artists | ARTDAILY


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What Happens to Culture After a Financial Crisis? A New Exhibition Offers a Global Survey of Art in the Wake of Economic Collapse | ArtNet


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Interview with Andrew Blauvelt and discussion of upcoming summer exhibition, “Landlord Colors” | Detroit Free Press


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For the Cranbrook Art Museum based in Bloomfield Hills, the motivation to move their focus downtown is partially spurred on by the rush of grant dollars flooding the Detroit arts scene. In 2014, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded the museum $150,000 for its "Nick Cave: Here Hear" project as part of the Knight Arts Challenge — a series of low-entry grants that require individuals, institutions and non-profit organizations awarded funds to match them within roughly a year of winning.Buy PhotoNick Cave's performance series culminates with a performance called "Figure This:Detroit " presented by the Cranbrook Art Museum at the Detroit Masonic Temple Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Dancers from all of the three Dance Lab Performances make their way down the center aisle during the finale with Tunde Olaniran singing on stage as they move through the audience to the music. (Photo: Regina H. Boone, Detroit Free Press)A requirement ...

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Upcoming “Landlord Colors” exhibition profiled in the Financial Times


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Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality


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Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality reconsiders periods of economic and social collapse through the lens of artistic innovations and material-driven narratives. It examines five art scenes generated during heightened periods of upheaval: America's Detroit from the 1967 rebellion to the present; the cultural climate of the Italian avant-garde during the 1960s-1980s; authoritarian-ruled South Korea of the 1970s; Cuba since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s to the present; and contemporary Greece since the financial crisis of 2009. Featuring more than sixty artists, Landlord Colors is a landmark exhibition, publication, and public art and performance series. While the project unearths microhistories and vernaculars specific to place, it also examines a powerful global dialogue communicated through materiality. Landlord Colors discovers textured and unexpected relationships between these artists whose investigations share themes of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and resistance. Material Detroit is a series of public programs around Detroit that complement ...

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