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KAWS : Must Go



May 10 – August 4, 2019


MOCAD - 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI



Ten years since suffering tremendous turmoil as a result of the 2008 financial crisis and the near-collapse of the US auto industry, Detroit is experiencing a moment of immense cultural and financial rebirth. Five years out of bankruptcy, Michigan’s largest city – which was the birthplace of Motown records and given the nickname “Motor City” inspired by its deep-rooted ties to the booming auto industry of the early 20th century – is once again proving itself a flourishing capital for technology, culture and innovation.

As such, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), a non-collecting art museum located in the Detroit’s cultural center, is a must go destination for those visiting the Midwestern city. Founded my Julie Reyes Taubman in 2006, MOCAD has remained a leader in contemporary visual, literary, music and performing arts throughout Detroit’s decade of turmoil. Opening May 10th, KAWS: ALONE AGAIN will be the museum’s first solo exhibition highlighting the work of Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly, known professionally as KAWS. This highly anticipated show, featuring five sculptures, a site-specific wall work and three paintings, will occupy the museum’s main exhibition space and should not be missed!

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Brian Donnelly, known professionally as KAWS, is a Brooklyn-based artist and designer. Internationally recognized for his large-scale sculptures, paintings, prints and commercial collaborations, KAWS's work is widely exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, and held in the permanent collections of public institutions. 

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