Detroit's narrative is central to our local identity. The city is passion personified in every person who takes part and believes in this place; whether born here or not, this is our common bond.
Volumes have been written about photography's connections to death. Intuitively aware of this relationship, Patti Smith's first major American museum exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts feels decidedly funereal.
A new practice has emerged in Detroit that builds upon the tradition of Detroit-style expressionism. It seeks to imagine community through aesthetic means. I have termed this tendency the "art of the commons."
Thirty minutes into Radiohead's two-hour-plus set, the British band's first Detroit performance since 1997, it hit me: for 15 years, I've been listening to the wrong bands. Radiohead has few, if any peers in a live setting.
Over the next few days, people from around the globe will fill Detroit and Hart Plaza for three days, taking over the city with many genres of electronic music.
The care we give children is returned tenfold by our young people, and their talents and generous hearts will make a better world for us all.
Since 1932, the Detroit Artists Market has provided a venue for local artists to present their work. To help celebrate its 80th anniversary, the Detroit Artists Market is the subject of an exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Quite often when I read mainstream American social science, I'm reminded as to how much I appreciate literature. This occurred to me again recently as I perused the latest issue of the zine called "Stupor."
Passenger will be an important art center that will cultivate the familiar and unfamiliar in the arts to make a real and permanent contribution to the arts, and seeks to address the brain drain of innovative, creative talent in Detroit.
Hundreds of creative and amazing pieces of art by Detroit Public Schools students will be shown in the 75th annual Detroit Public Schools Student Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts beginning Saturday.
Scott Hocking's Garden of the Gods can be read as a dystopian reflection of the effects of spectacle society.
A snobberie, a soire, a sassy fashion gathering, a sip, a shop and a salute -- all of this, as well as a whole lot of poetry, will be going on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Rachel Lutz's remarkable Peacock Room in Detroit's Park Shelton Hotel.
Detroit suffers from both over-hype and public derision over the role of artists in the city's future.
Certain art projects in Detroit are perhaps opening up an avenue for thinking about how we might actually go about making that other world the new social movements' slogans tell us is possible.
Funding support for the arts represented just 3.7 cents per $10,000 of Michigan state spending in Fiscal Year 2011. Knowing the arts were more valuable than a few cents, we knew better arguments were needed to prove it.
The aesthetic community of Detroit is more than simply a collection of artists and other creative types working in the same location. It's a community of sense, which operates on three levels.