Artist Lecture: Swoon

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The Detroit Institute of Arts hosts famed New York street artist Caledonia “Callie” Curry, known as Swoon, for a talk on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Detroit Film Theatre auditorium. Curry’s massive, intricate paper sculpture “Thalassa” is being installed in the DIA’s Woodward Ave. Lobby and will be on view through March 19, 2017. The talk is free with museum admission, which is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents.

Curry will speak about her history as a street artist, her installations, including “Thalassa” and her “Swimming Cities” project—a floating artwork composed of handcrafted vessels made of found objects—and the Heliotrope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to help communities recover after natural disasters and social crises. Curry will also discuss her planned community mural in Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood, which will be painted with assistance from local artists.

Swoon was interested in bringing “Thalassa” to the DIA where its presence and the vibrancy of its organic forms speak to her interest in environmental concerns, climate change and ecosystems that surround cities.

Detroit’s Library Street Collective represents Swoon and is facilitating the DIA and Jefferson-Chalmers projects.

Photo Credit: Sal Rodriguez
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By: Detroit Institute of Arts