SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 EAST SIDE 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Explore the history and mission of the Heidelberg Project, the elements of the canvas and key installations at the site, the philosophy behind Tyree Guyton’s work and the future vision for the Project, Heidelberg 3.0. This special tour will also include a Q&A with Heidelberg Project founder Tyree Guyton.
Founded in 1986 by Detroit artist Tyree Guyton, the Heidelberg Project is a nonprofit community arts organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people and the neighborhood through non-traditional means. It utilizes everyday discarded materials to provoke thought and discussion on consumption and greed, while empowering residents to discover their own artistry and to take ownership of their community. The Heidelberg Project is recognized as one of the most influential art environments in the world.
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM HIGHLAND PARK CAPACITY: 25 PEOPLE
Scott Vincent Campbell is a visual artist and curator born in New York, and currently based in Detroit, MI. Working primarily in drawing, collage, and mixed-media sculpture, his practice examines the value systems and abstract concepts that not only inform our identity, but also motivate our behavior. Visually inspired by semiotics and material culture, his work takes the form of serial projects, each created around a set of aesthetic guidelines which dictate the form, materiality, and imagery in a given body of work. Campbell just recently closed his first solo exhibition, Caro Kann, at M Contemporary Art in Ferndale, MI.
SCOTT VINCENT CAMPBEL, CARO KANN INSTALLATION VIEW, COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM HAMTRAMCK CAPACITY: 30 PEOPLE
Detroit-based designer Chris Schanck embraces contradiction in his work, finding a comfortable place between the distinctions of dilapidation and assemblage, individual and collective, industrial and handcraft, romanticism and cynicism. His efforts deviate from the mass-produced, instead reviving mundane materials by transforming them into unique objects of uncommon luxury. Schanck is perhaps best known for his “Alufoil” series, in which industrial and discarded materials are sculpted, covered in aluminum foil and then sealed with resin. Schanck received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in Sculpture and an M.F.A in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 2011, Schanck moved to Detroit and founded a burgeoning studio over a dozen artists, students and craftsmen.
COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER SCHANCK
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM HAMTRAMCK CAPACITY: 30 PEOPLE
Hamtramck Ceramck is an artist collective that employs ceramics as a platform for multidisciplinary collaboration. Their output becomes a vehicle to discuss the relationship between emergent aesthetic languages and traditional techniques. However, as artists of many disciplines, they are not confined by traditional ceramic guidelines, and create works that integrate other visual arts. Established in 2014 by Ben Saginaw, Amber Locke and Patrick Quinn Based in Hamtramck, Michigan at Portage Garage, active members include Ben Saginaw, Patrick Quinn, Amber Locke, and Braden Baer. Hannah Smith (Australia) is a past resident (2015).
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM NORTH END CAPACITY: 40 PEOPLE
Scott Hocking is recognized internationally for his interventions in urban and rural landscapes that reference mythology, mysticism, and folklore. He has produced and documented numerous site-specific installations in Australia, France, Germany, and Mexico, as well as in multiple locations in the U.S. including Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Michigan. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art and the Kunst-Werk Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, among others.
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM NEW CENTER CAPACITY: 20 PEOPLE
Through an interdisciplinary approach, Cristin Richard leads an in depth reflection surrounding the notions of the body and identity. She examines the human condition and the fact that the body is physically and mentally determined in it. With a particular interest in the manipulation of organic matter, her selected palette of materials further help to push that dialog of what it feels like to be human: We are like nature, transforming and regenerating in poetic and unpredictable ways. Her most recent works take the form of a participatory performance, where the audience unconsciously becomes an active part of the project.