↑ New Red Order, Culture Capture: Terminal Addition (2019)  video still.

UNBOXING:
NEW RED ORDER

APRIL 16 – JUNE 7, 2020

Unboxing: New Red Order is the first solo museum exhibition of the New Red Order, a collective of indigenous artists led by Adam Khalil (Ojibway), Zack Khalil (Ojibway), and Jackson Polys (Tlingit). Working with an interdisciplinary network of collaborators, the New Red Order co-produces video, performance, and installation works that confront settler colonial tendencies and obstacles to indigenous growth and agency. With humor, absurdity, and documentary strategies, the works in this exhibition will explore how digital media actively shapes the historicization and interpretation of indigenous material culture.

Unboxing: New Red Order is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and curated by Pat Elifritz, Curator of New Media and Technology, with curatorial support from Tizziana Baldenebro, Ford Curatorial Fellow. Unboxing: New Red Order is generously supported by the Knight Foundation.

↑ Peter Williams, Black Universe (2019)

PETER WILLIAMS:
BLACK UNIVERSE

APRIL 16 – JUNE 7, 2020

Peter Williams: Black Universe is a joint exhibition that surveys Williams’s figurative and abstract paintings. Williams’s works are visually compelling, intertwining art historical references, allegories, current events, and personal life experiences. Williams addresses significant subject matters within his paintings, addressing issues like oppressive social structures and discrimination through grotesque figures, vibrant compositions, and symbolic imagery.

Peter Williams’s practice spans more than forty years. Renowned for his bold and experimental use of color, geometry, and abstraction, Williams’s work speaks to emotional states and experiences. Willams works in both figurative and abstract practices, forging connections between these worlds.

Peter Williams: Black Universe is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, with independent curator Rebecca Mazzei. Peter Williams: Black Universe is also on view at Trinosophes, Detroit.

Joseph’s Lullaby, 2019

Courtesy of  the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

CONRAD EGYIR:
TERRA NULLIUS

APRIL 16 – JUNE 7, 2020

Conrad Egyir: Terra Nullius is the first solo museum show for Detroit-based visual artist, Conrad Egyir.  For this debut, Egyir created a new body of work while in residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City, during the summer of 2019. The works in this show focus on figurative characters that reside or bestride three geographical spaces–Detroit, New York, and Aburi, Ghana–and how the cultures of each of these locations define citizenship, migration, hybrid spaces, and political and religious revolutions. At the core of the exhibition, is finding similarities among the three psycho-social terrains and synthesizing them into a new space “Terra Nullius.” Within this new place, devoid of political and legal constructs, its residents behave as stewards of time, resources, and space.

Conrad Egyir: Terra Nullius is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in partnership with International Studio & Curatorial Program.

This exhibition is curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah with curatorial support from Tizziana Baldenebro, Ford Curatorial Fellow.

Funding for this exhibition is provided by The Kettering Family Foundation.