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Exhibition Detail
LifeStories
Curated by: Luis Croquer
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201


February 4th, 2011 - March 27th, 2011
 
The Ambassadors, Rachel MasonRachel Mason, The Ambassadors, 2008
© Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
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The exhibition LifeStories presents artworks by six international artists that deal with issues of personal history or that draw from other people's life stories to eschew traditional ways to present, encapsulate and narrate biography. The individual and suites of pieces presented in the show include video, sculpture, drawing and installation, and demonstrate how contemporary artists see their lives and those of others connected to larger and more complex contexts. They do so by focusing on physical attributes and identity as constructors of a greater whole, critically reconsidering lifetime achievements and production and giving new value to the ephemeral as an integral part of life. Artists included in the exhibition are the famed German choreographer Pina Bausch, undoubtedly one of the most intriguing and influential figures of post-war European dance, as well as Patricia Esquivias, Simryn Gill, Peter Lemmens, Jàn Mančuška and Rachel Mason.

LifeStories is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and curated by Luis Croquer, Director + Chief Curator. Major support for the exhibition is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to highlight excellence, innovative exploration and promote community engagement in contemporary art.


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