Critic Car Reviews Art X Detroit

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Art X Detroit Continues At Mocad Through April 28th

Art X Detroit is not quite over! The Art X Exhibition will be at MOCAD through April 28th. This is the perfect time to see it during regular MOCAD hours. This exhibition presents these artists as they arrive at the culmination of their fellowship period, and shows their continuing explorations in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and mixed-media installations. For some, the time as a Fellow has allowed for the creation of new works specifically for exhibition during Art X Detroit 2013. It has also given some Fellows an opportunity to collaborate with other artists, or to explore an altogether new medium for expression. The Art X Detroit 2013 Exhibition at MOCAD brings forth the latest developments in the ongoing artistic careers of the Kresge Arts Fellows.

Featured artists include: 2011 Kresge Visual Arts Fellows: Corrie Baldauf, Liz Cohen, Olayami Dabls, Design 99, John Dunivant, Bruce Giffin, Scott Hocking, Laith Karmo, Richard Lewis, Hubert Massey, Heather McGill, Mark Newport, and the 2012 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow, Heidi Kaloustian.

More on the exhibition here

MOCAD Museum Hours

Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday: 11AM – 5PM

Thursday & Friday: 11AM – 8PM

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

CBS – Native Detroiter Returns Home To Put On Art X Detroit Performance


By Vickie Thomas

For the last two years, Detroit native Aku Kadogo has taught at a university in South Korea.  She has been a resident of Australia since 1978.  The theater director, choreographer, performer and educator is now back home working with Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist Bill Harris for Art X Detroit 2013.

During a recent rehearsal of her stage performance based on Harris’ book, Booker T. and Them, I had a chance to chat with her about her project and her pride in the MotorCity.

“We agreed to work together so I took his book – he calls it a blues bio – and I’ve taken some excerpts and I’m bringing it to life,” said Kadogo.

The performers take the stage Thursday night at the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History.

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Free Press – Midtown abuzz with Art X Detroit opening night

By B.J. Hammerstein – Detroit Free Press Staff Writer – April 10, 2013

The opening-night ceremony of Art X Detroit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on Wednesday had some of what you would expect, including lots of mingling among the Detroit art scene’s movers and shakers, installations by many of the festival’s artists and remarks from the event’s organizers.

Then there was performance artist and singer Shara Worden, one of the 30-plus Kresge Fellows whose work and performances populate the event taking over Midtown through Sunday.

Read the entire story here with photos