(Detroit) Boom City
For Detroit Boom City, Dashboard was invited to produce an exhibition that engages multicultural communities at the intersection of art and social entrepreneurship. Participating artists were selected for the quality of their execution and conceptual practice, as well as their engagement in diverse communities. Each Detroit-based artist is acutely aware of their city’s uniqueness -- they have created works that respond to or enhance it. For added perspective, 4 national artists were invited to produce a piece depicting initial impressions of this complex landscape. The resulting exhibition is sharp, delicate, sensual, dirty, meditative, and warm (quite literally, Graem made a sauna).
Detroit Boom City is presented in a vacant, former pickle factory dynamically situated in the city. The building boasts a rich history and is owned by Detroit natives who are social entrepreneurs committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of their neighborhood.