DAY 3

FRI, JULY 19

Below is the Detroit Art Week schedule for Friday, July 19. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Some events require an RSVP due to limited space. Check back regularly for updates and additions.

 

11 AM – 12 PM
Studio visit

Tiff Massey Studio
5203 Loraine St.

Tiff Massey is an interdisciplinary artist from Detroit, Michigan. She holds an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work, inspired by African standards of economic vitality, includes both large-scale and wearable sculptures, music and performance. Massey counts the iconic material culture of 1980’s Hip-Hop as a major influence in her jewelry. She uses contemporary observances of class and race through the lens of an African diaspora, combined with inspiration drawn from her experience in Detroit.

Massey is a 2015 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship awardee, as well as a two-time John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge winner, and the 2019 recipient of Art Jewelry Forum’s Susan Beech Mid-Career Artist Grant. Massey’s work has been widely exhibited in both national and international museums and galleries. 

Only 10 slots are available. Send an email to info@tiffmassey.com to RSVP.

Refreshments served.


11 AM – 6 PM
Exhibition

Young Curators, New Ideas V
Trumbull and Porter
1331 Trumbull Ave

In YCNI V, 12 independent curators will transform 12 hotel rooms at Trumbull and Porter Hotel into mini contemporary art galleries. The exhibition shines a light on the cultural, artistic, social and political transformations initiated by the creative and curatorial practices of those identifying as, woman, Black, POC, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming.

Tickets: $5


12 – 1 PM
Performance

Show me your Shelves!
Featuring Jennifer Harge
Conceived by
Contemporary And (C&) , supported by ProjectArts Detroit  and in the frame of “Wunderbar Together” (The Year of German-American Friendship)
Detroit Library, 
Parkman Branch
1766 Oakman Blvd

In the Parkman Branch, dancer, performing artist and educator Jennifer Harge will invite visitors into her performance specially developed for this library. Her approach to form combines the multiplicity of her black and queer identities with her training in postmodern dance. Her performances are embedded with specific black vernacular gestures, codes, and rituals as a way of subverting postmodern obscurity. 

In a rare constellation, the exhibition Show me your Shelves! realizes an artistic dialogue between Black artists from Germany and the US. The show brings together four artists reflecting on existing common structures, experiences, as well as differences between German Afro-Diasporic cultures and lifestyles and African American perspectives. Bree Gant (Detroit), Jennifer Harge (Detroit), James Gregory Atkinson (Frankfurt) and Janine Jembere (Berlin) will present installations, films, sound and performance pieces in different branches of the Detroit Public Library.

Choreographed for adults.


2 – 4 PM
Studio visit

1xRun
2905 Beaufait St 

Join the founders of 1xRUN for an exclusive tour of their large-scale studio. 1xRUN— the brand behind the world-renowned Murals in the Market festival— is one of the world's leading publishers of fine art editions.


4 – 5 PM
Performance

Show me your Shelves!
Featuring Jennifer Harge
Conceived by
Contemporary And (C&) , supported by ProjectArts Detroit  and in the frame of “Wunderbar Together” (The Year of German-American Friendship)
Detroit Library, 
Parkman Branch
1766 Oakman Blvd.

In the Parkman Branch, dancer, performing artist and educator Jennifer Harge will invite visitors into her performance specially developed for this library. Her approach to form combines the multiplicity of her black and queer identities with her training in postmodern dance. Her performances are embedded with specific black vernacular gestures, codes, and rituals as a way of subverting postmodern obscurity. 

In a rare constellation, the exhibition Show me your Shelves! realizes an artistic dialogue between Black artists from Germany and the US. The show brings together four artists reflecting on existing common structures, experiences, as well as differences between German Afro-Diasporic cultures and lifestyles and African American perspectives. Bree Gant (Detroit), Jennifer Harge (Detroit), James Gregory Atkinson (Frankfurt) and Janine Jembere (Berlin) will present installations, films, sound and performance pieces in different branches of the Detroit Public Library.

Choreographed for children.


4 – 10 PM
Exhibition openings

On View
Citywide

On View is Detroit Art Week’s official night of gallery openings, which includes new exhibitions by Galerie Camille, Hamtramck Ceramck, KO Studio Gallery, K.OSS Contemporary, Norwest Gallery, Pewabic Pottery, Recycle Here!, Red Bull Arts Detroit, Simone DeSousa Gallery and The Scarab Club.


6 – 9 PM
Open studios + exhibition

333 Midland
333 Midland, Highland Park, MI

333 Midland, an industrial site in Highland Park, MI, contains the studios of 20+ artists whose practices include painting, sculpture, performance and other media. Resident artists include Robert Onnes, Betty Brownlee, Mike Ross, Peter Daniel Bernal, Lis Chere Thomas, Rick Cronn, Doug Cannell, Ann Smith, Jeanette Strezinski, Scott Campbell, Jan Brown, Lindsay McCosh, Chloe Songalewski, Anita Schmaltz, Linden Renee Godlove, Elizabeth Youngblood, Ronald Rodriguez, Robert Piatek, Bryan Grose and Charles Poole. In addition, Annex Gallery (located in the same complex) will present an exhibition of established local and national artists.


7 – 9 PM
Painting workshop and performance

Man in the City 10th Anniversary Pour & Paint Event
Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull

Join artist Steven Martinez & John Sauve (Man in the city) for a painting workshop at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation, a 10,000 square foot space wrapped in contemporary graffiti murals, located across the street from Trumbull and Porter Hotel. Each participant will leave with their very own painted canvas. Wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and paint supplies included, with a performance from Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel (Mexican Folk Dancing) and silent art auction. Tickets are $50 per person, with all proceeds benefiting Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation's youth and family programs.


7 – 10 PM
Performance

Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime
Curated by Zarah Ackerwoman
Sound House
13181 Moran St
Live Performance by Alicia McDaid

Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime is a performance-based exhibition about metamorphosis, featuring multidisciplinary artists Alicia McDaid (LA) and Beatrice VS (Detroit). McDaid’s performances involve a multitude of characters that reveal the constant state of flux and morphing of the mind. Using humor and improvisational techniques, she can grapple with complicated topics surrounding identity politics, stigmas related to sex work and our dollar store culture.


9 PM– 2 AM
Exhibition + after party

Future Distortion
hygienic dress league
2545 Bagley St.

Future Distortion is a new installation by Detroit conceptual artists Steve and Dorota Coy under their project hygienic dress league. This speculative installation allows viewers to project themselves into a dystopian future to contemplate present society and its unintended consequences on the future. The exhibition will be comprised of several sculptural forms, video and installations using light and sound in a former distillery.