The joint presentation of Shrinking Cities by Cranbrook Art Museum and MOCAD, speaks of the dialogue and new urban models to physically and conceptually unite the city and the suburbs. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoons a free shuttle bus will transport viewers between both venues, connecting the region symbolically, while making the exhibition available for everyone. Admission will be free at Cranbrook for anyone that arrives on the shuttle bus. Public programs will also be presented collaboratively at Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and other institutions and will include film screenings, related exhibitions, artist talks, panel discussions, and music performances.I'm looking forward to the exhibit, it sounds fascinating: "Themes include a worldwide study of urban depopulation, the change of urban landscapes, everyday practices and political conflicts under the conditions of decline."
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Since we're talking about changing cities, I want to point out that there is going to be a a two-part Shrinking Cities exhibit at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills and MOCAD in Detroit during February and March.