Articles by Allison Glenn

Image of Tyree Guyton's Street Folk public art installation on Edmund Street (at Woodward Avenue), Detroit, MI, April 2011.

Street Folk

Street Folk

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The Lot is an open performance space in the Detroit neighborhood of Corktown. Image courtesy of Kathy Leisen and The Lot

The Lot: A Functional Site

The Lot: A Functional Site

The Lot is a curatorial project that began in 2009 with the goal to provide space for site-responsive performance art while pushing the boundaries of what non-commissioned public art in …

Members congregating outside of OmniCorp Detroit's Eastern Market location. (c) 2010 Michael Doyle

The Performativity of Site

The Performativity of Site

  Collectivity and site specificity are two themes that are incorporated into many artists’ projects in Detroit. Shared information, shared space, and sustained growth are what fuel the brains behind …

A group of Detroiters gathers on the lawn in front of Michigan Central Train Station, image courtesy of Imagination Station

Living in the Present

Living in the Present

The abandoned buildings in Detroit have an air of nostalgia and a visceral seductiveness. When encountered for the first-time, they can be overwhelming. No building represents the affects of ruin …

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We Almost Lost Detroit

We Almost Lost Detroit

I was in Detroit this weekend catching up with my family and friends and was able to look at the city with fresh eyes. Distance is necessary to have criticality, …

Installation shot of "Effervescent Condition" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Left) Yefeng’s "Battelfield," (right) Sampson’s Dodgedraw on the right, Dodgedraw participant

Flash Points

Effervescent Condition

Flash Points

Effervescent Condition

Effervescent Condition, curated by Fang-Tze Hsu (MA 2010) was the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) contribution to The Power of Copying, a large-scale, international group exhibition held …