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April 9 - April 26, 2015

Taking the form of a biennial, ArtX at MOCAD returns for the third time with the work of fifteen recent Kresge Arts Fellows. Dealing with themes such as domesticity, memory, memorial, and a changing community, the exhibition will fill all galleries at MOCAD. Many of the artists involved have created new works that expand on their existing bodies of work while utilizing new techniques and materials.

With works commemorating Brewster Douglass, and classic Detroit children's TV show Boofland, the exhibition also explores the narrative of Detroit; the foundation of it’s identity and the character of it’s inhabitants. While many of the artists included in the exhibition are lifelong residents of the area, others are recent transplants who have chosen to make Detroit their home. This exhibition takes the form of a celebration of the people that create meaning through art within our chaotic and exuberant city.

Participating Artists

Jon Brumit, Coco Bruner, Jason Carter, Kate Daughdrill, Oren Goldenberg, Ben Hall, Marie T. Hermann, Jeedo AKA Waajeed, Cary Loren, Charlie O’Geen, Peregrine Workshop, Bill Rauhauser, Bryant Tillman, Carl Wilson, Michael Zadoorian

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience is a five-day multidisciplinary celebration that will present works created by the 2013-2014 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows, along with a special visual arts exhibition at MOCAD that runs through April 26, 2015. An exciting program of dance and musical performances, literary readings, workshops, panel discussions, public art and special exhibitions, Art X Detroit will be hosted at more than a dozen venues located throughout Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center and is free to the public. The Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience is sponsored by The Kresge Foundation, in partnership with the College for Creative Studies, Artserve Michigan, Midtown Detroit, Inc. and MOCAD.

For more information visit artxdetroit.com.

Full Art X Schedule of events

Press for Art X Detroit 2015
"At Art X fest, it's about forging community through art"
Mark Stryker
Detroit Free Press, April 5, 2015

Exhibition programming support is generously provided by the Taubman Foundation.

DETROIT CITY funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kayne Foundation (Ric & Suzanne Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree), Quicken Loans, Andre Sakhai, Liz and Jonathan Goldman, Jane Suitor, Scholar Property LTD, Jasmin Tsou, the Krawiecki Gazes Family, Kimberly Brown, and William Leung.

Detroit Speaks funding is provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization supported through invaluable contributions from individuals and members. The Richard and Jane Manoogian Foundation provides leading support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit since 2006. General operating support for MOCAD is generously provided by Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, General Motors Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Masco Corporation Foundation and The Taubman Foundation. Additional funding for programming and educational initiatives is provided by Edith S. Briskin/Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation. Valuable in-kind support is provided by Dykema. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is also supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation For the Arts, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Leveraging Investments in Creativity in partnership with the Ford Foundation, and ArtPlace, a collaboration of top national foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and various federal agencies to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S.