Currently, there is no established system, gallery nor collecting, for nurturing or encouraging an artist to stay and thrive; none for the necessary growth to create a career or even to form some collective identity of the city.
In this first in a set of new initiatives, the Museum of New Art (MONA) is launching a bold response to overcome this forced entropy. Changing Cities will hopefully be the initial step in establishing a global art exchange, swapping Detroit artists and work with artists in other cities.
First in this series will be an interchange with eight artists selected from the city of Chicago.
Chosen by curator and Chicago art's activist Paul Klein, the range of medium and subject will infuse this inaugural exchange with all the energy of that city's diverse, thriving art scene, transplanted for a month to Detroit. Soon to follow, a contingent of fresh Detroit artists will be relocated to Chicago for their own reciprocal ground-breaking exhibition.
Changing Cities is the first step in establishing a global art exchange, swapping Detroit artists and work with artists from other cities. This initial exchange is curated by Paul Klein and includes these eight Chicago artists: Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Cody Hudson, Mike Pajon, Todd Pavlisko, Sandra Perlow, Dan Ramirez, Peter Stanfield, and Bernard Williams.
MONA is located at 7 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI Website : www.detroitmona.com