Please join Red Bull Arts Detroit on Thursday, February 21st at 7pm for our inaugural “Viewfinder” discussion. This panel discussion will engage our three current Resident Artists Miatta Kawinzi, Tiff Massey, and Patrick Quarm, in a discussion about place, how it relates to identity, and the varied ways in which that manifests in each of their practices. Moderated by Michael Stone-Richards, the discussion will be an entry point into the work of all three artists and lay the stage for their exhibition, opening on Friday, April 12th.
About Michael Stone-Richards
Michael Stone-Richards is a scholar-teacher of critical theory / biopolitics / African diasporic writing and cultural theory / comparative literary / and visual studies and the history and theory of modern and contemporary art practice. He has published widely in French and English on the avant-garde in poetry, critical theory, and art, and is currently teaching at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
About the Red Bull Arts Detroit Viewfinder Series:
“Viewfinder” is a recurring series of dialogues with the Resident Artists at Red Bull Arts Detroit. Three times annually, Red Bull Arts Detroit welcomes a group of three artists to participate in the Residency program, where they share a studio and living space. The Residents are chosen on their own merit, but often within the groups commonalities exist or emerge from the proximity of the Residency. The “Viewfinder Series” introduces the work and practices of the Residents, and opens a conversation amongst the group based on these points of convergence and interaction. These talks can be wide-ranging in nature, and provide context to our audience on the Artist’s practice in advance of their group exhibition at the culmination of the Residency. We invite the public to join us in conversation with our Residents about the ideas and practices at work in their studio.