“Dual Vision” at MOCAD Puts Detroit Artists From Across Generations In The Same Room

COVID-19 changed the way we work together, but it didn’t make it impossible.

This reality is demonstrated in the exhibition “Dual Vision”, which is currently in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) until August 8th.

[Dual Vision] tells the story of Detroit and how many people networked here to keep the city going. “- Jova Lynne, curator

Courtesy of MOCAD

A look at the huge group exhibition “Dual VIsion”, which is currently in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) until August 8th.

The multidisciplinary installation was curated by Jova Lynne – her first since returning to the cultural institution as Senior Curator last September. It includes a diverse collection of works by Detroit artists, ranging from emerging to established and across generations.

We have artists who have been taught and influenced by each other. For example Tylonn Sawyer and Tony Rave, ”says Lynne, who worked on the exhibition with a team of fellow artists and consultants. “We have artists who have never met before, but whose technique is in the same vernacular as Gisela McDaniel and Martha Mysko, as well as artists who have been together in the community but haven’t had the opportunity to do together, like Nate Mullen and Sterling Toles. It’s a broad spectrum and a celebration of what I think Detroit has created and continues to thrive. ”

Listen: MOCAD Curator Jova Lynne discusses the museum’s Detroit-centric exhibition “Dual Vision”:

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This collaborative building and connecting of artists across disciplines is also a thank you to the Cass Corridor art movement and its influence on the creative fabric of MOCAD.

Lynne shares that the original concept of creating projects between Cass Corridor-era artists was introduced about a year ago by Kathryn Brackett Luchs, a Cass Corridor artist and documentary filmmaker. In the spirit of collaboration between the artists, the idea of ​​a current presentation with 40 artists from all over the state developed who worked in pairs on 20 individual works.

Using a visual language that examines thoughts about natural, ritual practices and humor in contemporary art, the exhibition explores how art collaborations shape artistic landscapes, and welcomes a conversation about creating relationships that may never have existed before.

[Dual Vision] tells the story of Detroit and how many people networked here to sustain the city and themselves, using these different interpretations to speak to their own identities and experiences, ”says Lynne.

Dual Vision ”is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in Detroit until August 8th. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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