Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Make your friday plans...

It's already that time of the year again...the College For Creative Studies Student Show is this Friday!
Opening Celebration on Friday, May 11, 2007
Collector’s Preview & Private Reception: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
General Exhibition Open & Sale: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.


and...

Make sure you are in it for the long haul that night because MOCAD also has their opening:
STUFF: INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BURT AARON
Opening Reception: May 11 from 6-10 PM

7 Comments:

Anonymous nick said...

how wonderful for burt! maybe he'll even get a catalogue out of it.

i'm so glad he didn't pack it all up and move to chicago like he threatened a few years ago.

we need to see more detroit collector's work.

bravo for mocad, for ignoring any cries of thin ethics or nepotism.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous m. said...

"bravo for mocad, for ignoring any cries of thin ethics or nepotism."

That should be a poster.
Or at least a T-shirt.

If only it were a T-shirt, I would wear it Friday night.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Christine said...

I received a card. I thought it was cheap junkmail. Almost threw it away. Has nothing to do with clever like Hilberry.

Look, you can get nice color 1000 count cards for $199 at Modern Postcards. Why does this place continue to fly on the cheap when it doesn't have to project that. Undercuts the quality of its shows and collectors.

There is so much money on the board (Karmanos, Taubman etc), when are they going to throw something in the pot to make MOCAD really work, really fly and be proud of.

I hope they still plan on the Matthew Higgs show and give it more respect than they did Aaron's.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anon G said...

The postcards? They're fabulous – as are the exhibition brochures - done by one of Detroit's finest designers.

Many people worked very hard to make sure this exhibition got all the attention it needed to get installed and published. It is an amazing offering to our (art) community - who will find the galleries of Mocad interesting and different from the first two very interesting exhibitions. The bottom line here is an art experience for those who come and look, see and think - have an opinion about the space, the exhibited artists, their work and the notion of collecting.

Mocad will have a show curated by Matthew Higgs in the Fall – it is in production. And Mocad will have a director in a short while. See the show…do the work and then post here.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous aaron said...

i'm sorry. i got a card too and it looked like some flimsy notice from the post office pumped out on an old computer printer. i would be interested to know who this "finest" designer was.

why this might even be important for mocad and others is that for many of us the postcard is the hook, a taste of what's to come from the exhibit and why we should go and this first encounter was lifeless.

i'm agreeing with christina only that this isn't an impressive intro to any show and only comes across as a deterrent to any enticement to go.

and similarly believe that the hillberry invites are often stellar in their ability to take "cheap" materials and make the invites often even outshine the shows they announce.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo for MoCAD - great programming. Leave your baggage at the door and experience.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look beyond the postcard, for christ(ina's) sake! Many many fine shows have poor advertising (I haven't seen the postcard in this case.)
It is so tiresome, this searching for a multitude of ways to attack every effort Mocad makes. I have no connection to Mocad, other than as a Detroit artist that is very grateful for its existence and very hopeful for its future. The defensive finger-pointing and name calling in regards to Mocad seems so juvenile and petty. Embrace this great new museum as an oportunity for Detroit. Allow them to find their place in this painfuly resistant and unaccepting town. We need them. They need us.
And who cares if Burt Aaron has a connection to Mocad. He supposedly has a great collection of CONTEMPORARY art. Do we honestly think when other collector's collections are shown elsewhere that they have NO connection to the hosting facility. C'mon, accept the fact that so much of world revolves around who we know. Like it or not, it's the truth. Sometimes we happen to know people who are perfect to fulfill a need or push forward an oppurtunity. I like to think Burt's collection is something worth really being seen, not a neptotistic opportunity. but then, i'm a hopeless optimist.

1:18 PM  

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