Artist Talk: Chloë Brown

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Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD says
Chloë Brown: Dancing in the Boardroom
On view January 15 through April 24, 2016

MOCAD is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Chloë Brown’s Dancing in the Boardroom (Turnin’ My Heartbeat Up) video work and her large drawing From Alfred Street to Temple Street, Detroit. Brown will talk about how her visits to Detroit inspired the work exhibited at MOCAD in addition to her current artist residency at Spread Art in Detroit.

The DEPE (Department of Education and Public Engagement) Space residency and exhibition series presents interdisciplinary art that serves as a catalyst for learning and transformative conversation about complex social issues. DEPE Space offers opportunities to reflect upon the personal relevance of these topics and how they relate to communities in Detroit and throughout the world.

Dancing in the Boardroom uses the music and dance of Northern Soul to explore issues of class and hierarchy within the post-industrial landscape of Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kingdom, a city once known for the production of ceramics. Shot in the disused Spode ceramics factory, the video explores connections between the post-industrial cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Detroit, and asks: what happens when the economic engines of a city slow down, but the people don’t?

Chloë Brown is an artist and Senior Lecturer/Course Leader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam
University, living in Sheffield, UK. She has an MA in Sculpture from Chelsea College of Art,
London (1994), and a BA in Fine Art from the University of Reading (1987).
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD

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