The Detroit Biennial
In collaboration with local curators and galleries, our gallery project, Kunsthalle Galapagos will present the founding edition of the Detroit Biennial.
An ambitious survey of the new and important work being produced in Detroit, the Biennial will be focused on growing, nurturing and supporting local artists. In addition, it will provide an opportunity for people outside of Detroit to understand and contribute to the ambitious energy clearly evident in the city.
For almost fifteen years, post-wall Berlin, Germany, lost population as people voted with their feet and moved west. Only after art and culture made the city interesting to curators and collectors did the city begin gaining population. This outcome was aided by efforts of the German government to attract business and industry to the city, and In turn art and culture helped attract these industrial and business interests.
We see the Detroit Biennial as a way that allows us to apply our skill set to contribute and grow opportunity in Detroit.