Young Curators, New Ideas VI

Young Curators, New Ideas VI

Detroit Art Week

Katarzyna Perlakyoung, Wish Landscapes, 2019. Courtesy of Detroit Art Week. Photo: Paul-David Rearick.*

February 5, 2020
Young Curators, New Ideas VI
July 15–19, 2020
Trumbull & Porter Hotel Detroit
1331 Trumbull Ave
48216 Detroit MI

The 6th iteration of Young Curators, New Ideas will take place as part of Detroit Art Week, an annual celebration of contemporary art in Detroit. In 2008, Detroit Art Week Co-Founder, Amani Olu, established Young Curators, New Ideas to promote and support emerging curatorial practices. Young Curators, New Ideas VI will take place from Wednesday, July 15 to Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Trumbull & Porter Detroit Hotel. 

No age restrictions apply. Visit to apply.

Featuring 12 independent curators, Young Curators, New Ideas VI will shine a light on the cultural, artistic, social and political transformations initiated by women, LGBTQ and gender variant people through their creative, and at times independent, curatorial practices. With a sense of relevance and urgency, these multifaceted and dynamic micro-exhibitions consider contemporary issues that exist at the intersection of curatorial practice and artistic production. Within a 320 square-foot hotel room, each curator will present one artist whose work is a thoughtful and provocative exploration on the most pressing issues of our time.

Since its inception, Young Curators, New Ideas has presented exhibitions by 43 independent curators featuring 120 artists.

YCNI alums include: Karen Archey, Curator of Contemporary Art for Time-Based Media at Stedelijk Museum; Erin Dziedzic, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Stamatina Gregory, Associate Dean of the School of Art at The Cooper Union; Jenny Jaskey, Director of The Artists’ Institute; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Laura Ptak, Executive Director and Curator of Art in General; Stephanie Roach, Director of The Flag Art Foundation; Jose Ruiz, Director of the MFA in Curatorial Practice program at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Legacy Russell, Associate Curator at Studio Museum in Harlem; Andrew Russeth, Deputy Editor at Surface; Lumi Tan, Curator at The Kitchen; and Cleopatra’s (Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Kate McNamara & Erin Somerville) to name a few.

Past participating artists include: Michele Abeles, A.K. Burns, Talia Chetrit, Tyler Coburn, Craig Drennen, Bryan Graf, Amy Khoshbin, Derrick Woods Morrow, Katarzyna Perlak, Hugo McCloud, Erin Jane Nelson, Jessica Ann Peavy, Alex Prager, Josh Reames, Asha Schechter, Adam Parker Smith, Jaret Vadera, Jeffrey Vallance, Hannah Whitaker, Bryan Zanisnik and AIDS-3D to name a few.

*Image above: Wish Landscapes, organized by Kasia Sobucka, featuring Katarzyna Perlakyoung. Curators, New Ideas V, 2019 Trumbull And Porter Hotel Detroit. Courtesy of Detroit Art Week. Photo: Paul-David Rearick.

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