Selections + Selectors Detroit: N'kisi Concorde

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N'kisi Concorde

PLAYGROUND DETROIT in collaboration with prō jekt′ : nyc, The Art Directors Club (ADC), Colab Projects,
invite you to a private screening of
N'kisi Concorde.
The screening will be preceded by cocktail receptions and followed by conversations with subject matter loosely related to the content of each film. The evening will conclude with vinyl only DJ sets by some of the city’s best DJs.

Afterwards, PLAYGROUND DETROIT will engage a short conversation "Art In the Public Space: What Does It Mean To You?". The panel for the evening will include:
Olayami Dabls, African Bead Museum
Derek Weaver, Grand River Creative Corridor-Detroit
Mitch Cope, Design99/Powerhouse Productions/Ride It Skatepark
Andrew Stencil, member of the Art Directors Club Detroit chapter.

The evening will close out with an all vinyl set by
DJ Lady Fantastic of Nothing Elegant

Doors at 6:30pm
Screening will begin promptly at 7:30pm

$10 Pre-sale/online available now
$15 @ the door

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Film Synopsis:

N’kisi Concorde, a documentary feature, investigates the lives and work of two Detroit-area outsider artists and visual storytellers, Olayami Dabls and Dmytro Szylak, whose extraordinary installations reflect the power of the imagination unbound by artistic conventions or popular tastes.

Though unrelated by work or acquaintance, these artists are united by the power of their singular visions to stimulate lively public engagement and to color the cultural landscapes of their communities.

African-American artist Dabls creates large-scale, pointedly narrative works from natural materials, reflecting meaningful elements of African material culture and commenting on the collision between African and European cultures.

Ukrainian Dmytro Szylak’s installation combines hand-carved and assembled mechanical toys, aircraft, and human figures with found objects. The resulting artistic array is at once deeply whimsical and imbued with history and memory, beginning with Szylak’s formative experiences in World War II era, German-occupied Ukraine.

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