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LifeStories

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The Ambassadors, 2008 © Courtesy of the artist and Andrew Rafacz Gallery
LifeStories
Curated by: Luis Croquer

4454 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
February 4th, 2011 - March 27th, 2011

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mocadetroit.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
info@mocadetroit.org
PHONE:  
(313) 832-6622
OPEN HOURS:  
Museum Hours Wed, Sat-Sun 11-5; Thu-Fri 11-8; Mobile Homestead Hours Fri-Sun 11-5
TAGS:  
installation, video-art, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

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.