Spread Art X Playground Detroit Presents:
Summer Group Show VI
"Brooklyn - Detroit, Don't Box Me In"
Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd 12pm to 7pm
Outfront of Roberta's Pizza in Bushwick
(corner of Bogartst and Moore st)
During Bushwick Open Studios 2013, Spread Art and Playground Detroit team up to present Summer Group Show VI – "Brooklyn - Detroit, Don't Box Me In", a two day outdoor performance / video installation in and around a "10’ box truck".
Fourteen outdoor performances will occur on the hour, every hour from 12pm to 7pm in, on and around a "10' Box Truck". "Brooklyn - Detroit, Don't Box Me In" will engage audiences with a dizzying array of performers and performance mediums highlighting the diversity of Bushwick’s performance art scene. Expect to see the unexpected. Performances by Ryan Hawk, Kanene Holder, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow & Jolie Pichardo, Bradley Tsalyuk, Sister Sylvester, Hector Canonge, PERFORMEANDO Collective Performance, Megan Van Alstyne, PAS, Shua Group, Erik Hokanson, Myk Henry, and Osheen Jones.
The video installation is a collaborative effort between Spread Art and Playground Detroit and showcases six artists that have either moved from Brooklyn to Detroit, or moved from Detroit to Brooklyn. Multiple Monitors will display the six video profiles that highlight the artist’s work and their views on swapping cities. Artists in the video profiles include: Ryan Myers-Johnson, Sherrine Azab and Jake Hooker, Joori Jung, Ian Swanson, Isaac Richard Pool, and Mark Sengbusch. Spread Art and Playground Detroit teamed up earlier this year with the Spring 2013 Detroit Artist Residency Exchange, in which Bushwick based artist Michelle Matson participated in a one month residency at Spread Art in Detroit.
Spread Art is an artist-run creative incubator designed to foster new works through residencies and collaborations with artists, curators, and organizations from around the world. Spread Art supports emerging artists through residencies, group and solo exhibitions, music events, and performance showcases, and also facilitates opportunities for youth and adults to explore their creativity and increase self-awareness through art. Spread Art supports the creation and evolution of art festivals and cultural collaborations locally, nationally, and internationally.www.spreadart.org
PLAYGROUND DETROIT is a non-profit creative platform whose mission is to enhance Detroit’s artistic reputation by connecting artists, entrepreneurs, and influencers to opportunities within international art markets. New York is our base. Detroit is our home. By establishing a link between artistic communities in these cities, Playground Detroit seeks to inspire, elevate, and power leading lights of America’s creative economy. Through the presentation of inspirational art, engaging online media, powerful music, provocative educational events, and unique residency opportunities, Playground Detroit promotes artists, investment, and effective action for growth in Detroit’s internationally-connected arts community.www.playgrounddetroit.com