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Architecture gallery SUPERFRONT ("promoting contemporary architecture for an interdisciplinary world") is opening their exhibit DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY on the ground in Detroit next week. The exhibit invites dialog between cities, using Brooklyn and Detroit as a connective example for misreadings and interventions.
To support the exhibit, donate to the Kickstarter campaign (running through July 15!) here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620961604/detroit-a-brooklyn-case-study-superfront-in-detroi
For other SUPERFRONT projects, one I particularly like is founder and director Mitch McEwen's Manifesto KIT, created for the New Museum's recent Festival of Ideas for the New City. See more here: http://blog.superfront.org/2011/05/festival-of-ideas-for-the-new-city-make-a-manifesto/
SUPERFRONT is proud to announce that DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an exhibit of art and conceptual architecture that focuses on Detroit as an urban situation of transformation, will open at July 14th at Marygrove College. DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY | July 14 – August 26, 2011 | 8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI [...]
SUPERFRONT is proud to announce that DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an exhibit of art and conceptual architecture that focuses on Detroit as an urban situation of transformation, will open at July 14th at Marygrove College.
DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY, an original interdisciplinary SUPERFRONT exhibit, considers Detroit both as a specific city and as a set of circumstances. Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study invites not so much a comparison of Detroit and Brooklyn but a calculated misreading. How and where might the logics or circumstances of Detroit operate in Brooklyn? At what scale of intervention or performance could Detroit and Brooklyn become indistinguishable?
This exhibit investigates Detroit as not only a given typology – the shrinking city, abandoned city, reclaimed city – but also as an everyday environment, as a specific place with specific moments. Through cartography, documentary video, architectural proposals, photography, painting and other media, DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY explores urban typology and local specificity between places both known and imagined. From intimately personal representations of Detroit to abstract mappings or urban-scale analogies, the exhibit produces a case study and one thread of an evolving dialog between Detroit and other cities.
The exhibit includes works by: Chloë Bass, Dana Bell, Brent Birnbaum, Berenika Boberska, Brennan Buck, Lynn Cazabon, Sara Conde, Philip Dembinski, Jill Desimini, David Freeland, David Karle, Erin Kasimow, Amanda Matles, Juan Alberto Negroni, Paper Tiger TV, Kaleena Quinn, Jon Stevens, Anusha Venkataraman, Margi Weir, Audra Wolowiec and others.
Within this exhibit across art, architecture, and urban documentary, SUPERFRONT also presents the 25 Inch RFP (Request for Proposals) – results from an international call to develop new construction at SUPERFRONT’s micro property in Detroit. This fall SUPERFRONT invited artists and architects to propose a buildable project for 25 square inches of Detroit, located at 13949 Evergreen Rd, Detroit, Michigan, purchased in partnership with LOVELAND micro real estate. The winning entry, LIGHT UP! by Ellen E. Donnelly and David Karle, will be exhibited for the opening night only, before being installed at Everygreen Rd. The selecting jury for the 25 inch proposals included Paul Amitai (New York), Andrea Bauza Hernandez (San Juan), Christina Heximer (Detroit), Jerry Paffendorf (Detroit), and Craig L. Wilkins, PhD AIA, ARA, (Detroit).
DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY opens July 14, with a reception from 5:00 – 7:30 PM. The exhibit will remain on view through August 26, 2011.
This exhibit is enabled by the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will take place in The Gallery on the fourth floor of the Liberal Arts Building at Marygrove College. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SUPERFRONT is a not-for-profit space for architectural experimentation and creative interdisciplinary exchange. Open in Brooklyn since January 2008, SUPERFRONT opened an additional satellite gallery at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles in the summer of 2009.
ABOUT MARYGROVE COLLEGE
Founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in 1905, Marygrove College is an independent liberal arts college and a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to developing leaders for the new global society. The main campus is situated on 53 wooded acres in northwest Detroit.
8425 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221