Spread Art @Detroit Contemporary


5141 Rosa Parks Blvd


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Friday, October 2, 2015 at 6pm through Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9pm
6pm through Saturday, October 17 at 9pm
The R.I.O.T hip hop music and photo exhibition is a co-created fusion of music [audio] + photography [visual] storytelling highlighting the works of Detroit-based women artists Insite The Riot and Rhiannon AnnonArt Chester. The exhibition kicks off with a launch event serving as the album release for Insite The Riot’s third album, "Girl Meets Beat" and Rhiannon’s photo exhibit, "Chronicles of the R.I.O.T (Revolution in Our Thinking)." The installation exhibits raw images partnered with accompanying songs heard on headphones installed throughout the space, enabling visitors to experience each piece through multiple senses. Album Release & Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, October 2: 6pm - 9pm Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks (entrance on Bryant) $5 Suggested Donation Exhibition on View Saturdays, 12pm - 3pm through October 17, and during all Spread Art at Detroit Contemporary events.
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6pm through Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 3pm
6pm through Saturday, May 23 at 3pm
Art and Revolution On View: Friday, May 1 - Saturday, May 23 Opening reception: May 1, 6pm – 10 pm Gallery Hours: Saturdays: 12pm – 3pm & during all events Film screenings: 5/2 @ 1pm: The Storm That Swept Mexico (2hrs) 5/9 @ 1pm Art21: Protest (1hr) Featuring Gene Bereza, Daniel Land, Katie Grace McGowan, Sacramento Knoxx and "La Autonomía es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte," a portfolio produced by Convergencia Grafica MALLA and Justseeds, with artists Argelia Leodegario, Bec Young, Elizabeth Mota, Fernando Martí, Gandhi Noyola Velázquez, Iseo Noyola Isgleas, Jesus Barraza, Joel Martinez Huerta, Kevin Caplicki, Andree Lilian Guigue Pérez, Lucia Vidales, Manzana Sasso, Marshall Weber, Mazatl Mazatl, Melanie Cervantes, Roger Peet, Salvador Alba, Thea Gahr, Yobani Mendoza and Sublevarte Colectivo. Gene Bereza is a First Nations artist that uses metal and other materials as his medium. He is an enrolled member of the Oneida of the Thames (Ontario, Canada). His art is inspired by his heritage (northern European/ North American) and spirituality. Bereza has an MFA (Metalsmithing) 2002 from Colorado State University (Ft. Collins, CO, USA) and a BFA (Metalsmithing/Painting) 1995 from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI, USA). He has taught art courses at the university and college level as well as demonstrated metalsmithing techniques at area pow wows. Currently Bereza works with urban American Indian children in an after-school program and produces art out of the Standing Stone Artworks studio. Daniel Land is a filmmaker and visual artist who completed his first feature-length motion picture at age eighteen, since then directing music videos, commercials, and an array of narrative, documentary, animated and experimental short films. www.dland.tv Katie Grace McGowan is a Detroit artist and curatorial practitioner driven by an interest in affect, empathy, and radical subjectivity. http://katiegracemcgowan.com Christopher Yepez, also known as Sacramento Knoxx, is an Ojibwe/Anishinaabe & Xicano emcee, music producer, motion picture artist, digital media artist, & community cultural worker. Through his multidisciplinary artistry, his creations inspire, educate, heal, motivate, engage & reach youth & elders alike in communities of color. www.sknoxx.com La Autonomía es la Vida, la Sumisión es la Muerte Portfolio produced by Convergencia Grafica MALLA and Justseeds, honoring more than 500 years of indigenous peoples’ struggle for self-determination in Mexico and over 20 years of the Zapatista movement’s resistance against the Mexican state and global capitalism. www.justseeds.org www.malla.espora.org *** The Storm That Swept Mexico tells the story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. Leading the initial wave of 20th century worldwide political and social upheavals, the Mexican revolution was the first major revolution to be filmed. The Storm That Swept Mexico incorporates photographs and motion pictures from the earliest days of cinema. Duration: 2 hours art21 episode "Protest" profiles contemporary artists Nancy Spero, An-My Lê, Alfredo Jaar and Jenny Holzer. Whether bearing witness to tragic events, presenting alternative histories, or engaging in activism, the artists use visual art as a means to provoke personal transformations and question social revolutions. Duration: 1 hour *** Curated by Christina de Roos Art & Revolution is presented In conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts' exhibition "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" (March 15 - July 12, 2015). Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd Detroit, MI 48208 http://www.facebook.com/events/1404204039880946/
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 6-10pm
Artists from all disciplines present work exploring the central relationship of clean water to ecological, individual, and community health. Opening Reception: Friday, December 5th, 6pm - 10pm Featuring performances by James Cornish, Sun Foster, One Single Rose, Michael Malis, Marsha Music, and Claribel Jolie Pichardo Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12pm - 3pm, and by appt. Artists include: Lara Alami / Erika Villareal Bunce / Kevin Caplicki / Jonathan Cowan / Paula Marie Deubel / Milana Duthie / Raquel Du Toit / Diane Dwyer / Sonia Laura Armaniaco / Pei-Yu Lee / Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow / Astrid Moors / Manda Moran / Marat Paransky / Marsha Music / David Philpot / Jean-Michel Rolland / Stella Isis Rothe / Patty L. Solórzano / Polina Porras Sivolobova / Julie Wills / Vito Valez