Monday, February 25, 2019

Daniel Arsham is Bringing the Beach to Detroit

Detroit's art scene will become a little more interesting this week when two separate art exhibits featuring the work of Daniel Arsham open in two separate galleries across town. The New York-based artist and co-creator of Snarkitecture has created two immersive experiences that will take you inside the mind of the artist.

First, Daniel will invite the public to go swimming with him at The Beach at noon this Friday. Daniel's beach is solid white and made out of over one million recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.  You can stand in the center of the island, go swimming through the "water", or relax on one of the beach chairs. This installation is meant to be seen, photographed, and interacted with. Attendees are encouraged to empty their pocket and required to take off their shoes (that means wear socks, freaks). It's FREE to take a look, but strollers, food, and children under 18 aren't welcome unless an adult is present to account for them. The installation will be located at 1001 Woodward Avenue and will run through April 14th. You can get all the information you need to visit here.
The second gallery will open at Cranbrook Art Museum this Friday at 6 pm. It will feature a collection of works that showcase "artifacts from the 20th century". These "artifacts" are handcrafted mineral and earth-based sculptures that imagine what our world will look like to people in the future. This gallery will kick off with a public lecture from the artist at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow at 8 p.m. The lecture and the opening are both FREE, you can find out everything you need to know about this gallery here


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