The Aesthetics of Information: Norwood Viviano’s Global Cities at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

The collection and application of information and statistics may seem anomalous to artistic practices, but there’s a lot of room for creative interpretation.

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Through The Past Brightly: Niki Lederer speaks about ‘Found Color’ exhibit at 337 Project Space

Niki Lederer "Fantastic Brickplastic" diptych (detail). Photo: John Berens

The two artists combined works create a burst of color that transforms the 337 Project Space into something resembling more of a psychedelic preschool playroom than art gallery.

Reconsidering the Commonplace: Jihyun Hong’s (extra)ordinary at UICA

Jihyun Hong invites us to see everyday objects not by their familiar functions … but as the interesting visual objects that they really are.

Ernesto Neto seduces audience with swaying hips and invitation to play

As part of the on-going Penny Stamps lecture series, a partnership between the University of Michigan and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, internationally-renowned sculptor and installation artist Ernesto Neto spoke at the UICA this past Wednesday. If you weren’t there, you missed a presentation by possibly the most one of charming contemporary artists.   … Continue reading