Derrick Woods-Morrow, Box of 64, 2018. Sculpture and performance. 8 x 2 1/4 in. h x 4 in. w. Courtesy of the MCA Chicago. Photo: Nathan Keay Featured in Box of 24, organized by Darryl DeAngelo Terrell as part of Young Curators, New Ideas V for Detroit Art Week.
The second edition of Detroit Art Week – produced by Olu & Company – has expanded to include five days of programming. As a citywide celebration of contemporary art and culture, DAW invites visitors and residents to attend any of the 34 exhibition openings, 16 studio visits, 10 performances, 10 panel discussions, as well as 7 special programs, featuring 150+ artists and community members. DAW is open to the public and includes both free and ticketed events.
DAW 2019 will present Young Curators, New Ideas V, an exhibition of 12 independent curators who will transform 12 hotel rooms at Trumbull and Porter (1331 Trumbull Avenue) into mini contemporary art galleries. YCNI V 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.
On View encompasses 18 debut exhibitions presented from July 18 – 20, 2019. Participating galleries include 2061.WORLD, Cass Café, Detroit Historical Museum, Galerie Camille, Hamtramck Ceramck, K.OSS Contemporary Art, KO Studio Gallery, M Contemporary Art, Norwest Gallery of Art, PLAYGROUND DETROIT, Pewabic Pottery, Florida Room at Recycle Here!, Red Bull Arts Detroit, Reyes | Finn, Library Street Collective., Simone DeSousa Gallery, The Scarab Club and What Pipeline.
Public programming highlights includes Framed by WDET, a performance by Helina Metaferia at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; 20+ open studios at 333 Midland; studio visits with Tiff Massey, Senghor Reid, Amna Asghar and Anthony Giannini; a curator-led tour of Thank You, Mies at Detroit Artist Market; private studio tours of Unit 1: 3583 Dubois by Anders Ruhwald; and live performances of Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime by Alicia McDaid and Beatrice VS at Sound House.