artists & participants
Opening Reception Saturday, July 5, 6 – 9 pm
In the third installment of its Changing Cities exhibit exchange, Detroit's Museum of New Art (MONA) is proud to host selected artists from Galerie Eva Bracke in Berlin, Germany. Changing Cities is a project initiated by Jef Bourgeau, director of MONA, in order to swap artists from the Detroit region with their counterparts in other cities around the world. “The outside world isn't aware of the exciting work being created in Detroit's art community,” says Bourgeau. “This project will export this art to those who are always looking for something fresh and new.”
Previous exchanges brought a show curated by Chicago art consultant Paul Klein to MONA in April, 2007. That exhibit was followed in February 2008 with a show of Detroiter’s works at ThreeWalls Gallery in Chicago. The exchange continues with the arrival in Detroit of an exhibit by the Berlin group chosen from Galerie Eva Bracke and titled Moving Walls: with Olivia Berckemeyer, Christoph Dettmeier, Andrew Gilbert, Franziska Hufnagel, Florin Kompatscher, Alexej Koschkarow, Joe Neave, Max Schulze and Astrid Sourkova. Works include drawings, paintings, video and photographs. In conjunction with the Berlin show, MONA will also mount an exhibit in her other galleries featuring Metro Detroit artists whose work will travel to Galerie Eva Bracke in November 2008. These two exhibitions will afford an opportunity to see the works of the German artists alongside those of their American counterparts.
Participating Detroit area artists include: Dietmar Krumrey, Rachel Hunt, Cyrus Karimipour, Alison Wong, Dick Goody, Hartmut Austen, Stig Eklund, Mary Fortuna, Marla Karimipour, Kelly Frank, Jacque Liu, Vagner Whitehead and Kyohei Abe.
Works will include drawings, paintings, video and mixed media works on paper, photographs and small sculptures.
Join us in welcoming this group of German artists to the area at an All-American opening reception and summer cookout on Saturday, July 5 from 6pm – 9pm.
only in german
Changing Cities: Berlin
Selected artists from Galerie Eva Bracke
Künstler: Olivia Berckemeyer, Christoph Dettmeier, Andrew Gilbert, Franziska Hufnagel, Florin Kompatscher, Alexej Koschkarow, Joe Neave, Max Schulze, Astrid Sourkova, Dietmar Krumrey, Rachel Hunt, Cyrus Karimipour, Alison Wong, Dick Goody, Hartmut Austen, Stig Eklund, Mary Fortuna, Marla Karimipour, Kelly Frank, Jacque Liu, Vagner Whitehead, Kyohei Abe