The Other Auto Show
While a great deal of attention will be paid to the Auto Show, The
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) offers the democratic
response, "The Other Auto Show." This show intends to offer
a "critical interpretation of Detroit's relationship with the
automobile and its influence on our culture."
For this exhibition co-curators Andy Malone and Mike Doyle have brought
together an eclectic cast of Detroit artists, architects, and designers
to each present their own unique perspective on Detroit's "love/hate"
relationship with the automobile.
Look for work from Robert Andersen, Camilo Pardo, Mark
Dancey, Maurice Greenia, Jr., Francis Grunow, Tyree Guyton, Brian
Kritzman, Jaron Rothkop, Gary Schwartz, Himanshu Sharma, Christian
Tedeschi, and Ron Zakrin. *
The show runs from January 15 through March 12, 2005 and will be
held at CAID's space at 5141 Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit. The
opening reception is Saturday, January 15, 2005. The exhibition and
reception are free and open to the public.
In addition to the exhibition, CAID is also hosting the "Other
Auto Forum" on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm (at the Contemporary
Art Institute of Detroit). Francis Grunow, Excecutive Director of
Preservation Wayne, will host the forum, which will feature public
transportation advocates, community leaders, and industry professionals.
For more info:
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit:
5141 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48208
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 12-6pm
* (Excerpts from Nick Sousanis' essay that appears in these pages,
will also be worked into an interactive "exquisite corpse"
drawing facilitated by Maurice Greenia. Sousanis is also a board member