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1/9/13

Detroit’s 2013 North American International Anti-Auto Show

The Contemporary Arts Institute of Detroit (CAID) is proud to present the 2013 North American International Anti-Auto Show.  The event coincides with the North American International Auto Show charity event at Cobo Hall.  

Take a Walk on the “Green” carpet on Friday, January 18, 2013 during the Private Charity Preview. The preview will take place between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and will feature live music by Oddhours and performances by Nyx. Food, drink and auction items will be available.  The Charity Preview remixes the flare, glitz and glamour of “black tie” with the “creative tie.”  Tickets available at http://www.indiegogo.com/antiauto

Charity preview ticket and auction sales will support the building of bikes racks in Detroit, in addition to the CAID community bikes project. The CAID Bikes projects is run by Nic Tobier (from Everydayplaces / University of Michigan), and supports youths building customized  bicycles for entrepreneurial purposes such as bamboo bicycle trailers, utility tricycles  for  recycling business and a landscape/gardening vehicle.  Curated by Spread Art, the 2013 Anti-Auto show visual art exhibition showcases works in a variety of mediums that probe beneath the glitz and glamour of Detroit’s annual Auto Show to examine the many facets of car culture. The Anti-Auto show aims to explore and showcase alternative modes of transportation for a society addicted to an ever-increasingly depleted energy source: oil. The exhibition will feature the work of local and international artists, inventors, innovators, architects, designers, and others. Among them:
Jen Boyak (Detroit); Geworge Brock (New York); Heather Garland (New York); Erin Patridge, MA, ATR (Georgia); Mavis Farr (Detroit); Vito Valdez (Detroit); Assocreation (Ann Arbor/Austria); Tracy Lovell (Missouri); Mich McEwan (New York/Germany); Chloe Bass (New York/Germany) and Amir Husak (New York).

Detroit Contemporary   5141 Rosa Parks Blvd     Detroit, MI 48208
Private Preview Reception: Friday, January 18th, 6-9pm (Tickets available on Indiegogo)

Public Opening 9 – 11pm (No Tickets required)

For more information contact Jaclyn Strez  (313) 510-1815  at Jackie@detroitcontemporary.com