Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Closing Reception - Red Bull Arts Detroit

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Closing Reception

Sunday, November 3rd 2-4:30PM

2-3PM — Due to illness, in lieu of a formal tour, Curator Taraneh Fazeli will instead be onsite starting at 2PM to speak one-on-one with those interested in discussing elements of the exhibition.

3-4PM — Wayne Curtis and Will See share new works, followed by live Q+A

The process of making the exhibition Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time and many of the artworks within demonstrates what types of expansive time is necessary to privilege holistic wellbeing and to respond to dialogues particular to site. As such, many engagements are still unfolding. The closing reception will be a celebration of ongoing efforts.

At 2PM, Fazeli will be onsite starting to speak one-on-one with those interested in discussing elements of the exhibition. Then, at 3PM, several local artists will address what has occurred on and to the land that needs to be healed. This includes the launch of a coloring book on food justice by artist and ex-Black Panther Wayne Curtis and a new song by Will See that a links environmental, racial, and disability justice. After there will be a live Q+A.

*Access info: This entire program will be in English. The first half will not be amplified. If you need ASL translation please contact Red Bull Arts Detroit by Friday November 25th at The second half of the closing will contain amplified recording conversations and songs. A variety of seating will be provided.

Further info on accessibility of the galleries can be found here.

Will See is a Detroit MC, poet, and cultural organizer. He is a divorced father, an Orisha priest of Sango, and a grass roots organizer with a passion for bringing the liberation lessons of Detroit to global audiences. He has been negotiating kidney failure since 1990 and has survived lymphoma, heart failure, and other physical ailments.  He is the Coordinator of Community Care Circle program for Detroit Disability Power. He currently works with Collective Wisdom Detroit to organize cultural exchanges and entertainment justice events locally and nationwide.  He has released three hiphop albums and is working on three more. His music is available at

Wayne Curtis is an artist, farmer and organizer. Over forty years ago, Curtis was a Black Panther. The Black Panthers didn’t ask for permission in setting up their survival programs, rather they recognized what was essential to the health of their communities and did it. Years later, Curtis and his partner Myrtle Thompson co-founded Feedom Freedom Growers, an urban community farm that is revitalizing their east-side neighborhood by continuing this work. Curtis’s artistic practice is inextricable from this long history of activism and grass-roots political education. With an impressive body of creative work that spans two-dimensional mediums and styles—from highly-detailed realist painting to expressionist collage to playful line drawings and comics—at the core is a desire to communicate courses of action towards a better world.

Related Exhibitions: Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying

The Waiting Room installation featuring Wayne Curtis, Feed The People, circa 2013 Photo: Joe Gall // Image description: Two people stand in front of a wooden magazine rack mounted on a light green wall. To their right, is a framed poster depicting a a person with an open mouth holding a berry. Text surrounding the face reads: "Feed The People”