Thursday, January 31, 2008

WHY Comes to a Close

WHY the exhibition has come down, but it continues on through the DVD of all the interviews and the two dialogues in conjunction with the show, as well as this website. Check out the Work : Detroit website for more info on upcoming shows, and stay tuned for future Why interviews someday.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

WHY on TV!

Some of the interviews are now appearing on Michigan Television, and the UM School of Art&Design PLAYgallery. Check them out here:

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

WHY Dialogue Weds, January 16, 6:30-8

Work : Detroit 
An ongoing series of dialogues among makers of creative work

Join us Wednesday, January 16, 2008 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm for a conversation with participants from the current exhibition “WHY.” This evening’s event includes: Shiva Ahmadi, Lynne Avadenka, Denise Fanning, Adrian Hatfield, Charles McGee, Janie Paul, Sintex, and Gilda Snowden.

The series “Intersections” brings together makers of creative works from Detroit, Ann Arbor, and beyond in a dialogue with each other and the audience about their process, practice, and purpose. On this fertile crossroads between regions and disciplines, multiple viewpoints converge, ideas collide, and new perspectives bloom.

Join us at Work : Detroit for this unique opportunity to participate in a dialogue with makers of creative work and contribute to the new discoveries that emerge along the way.

Work : Detroit
a cultural nerve center where people, places, and creative work intersect

About the exhibition: Why – Why we make creative work, from the people who make it. What compels artists and designers to create, often in the face of staggering obstacles? Where does that drive come from? Why do we do what we do?

Artist and designers from Detroit and faculty from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design offer their individual diverse responses to questions about the source of their creative work. The resulting variety of perspectives in work and in words offers an educational and insightful exploration of the origins of creativity. A selection of work from each artist/designer is supplemented by the transcribed text of his/her responses to the question “why”, as well as a video of all the responses. The show also features an interactive component that allows visitors to record their responses to this central question about the nature of creativity.

WHY runs 17 November – 26 January 2007
Hours Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm
Work : Detroit Gallery, 3663 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Reception Desk: 313 593-0527
Exhibition and artist information:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008