Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance

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Sep 8 2017 - Jan 7 2018

A large-scale group exhibition, Sonic Rebellion shows intricate connections among Detroit’s musical and political histories and connects them with a wide range of artworks, music ephemera, and artifacts, in order to offer a listening space for the Rebellion’s reverberations. The exhibition provides an audio-visual experience to the various sociological, economic, and political interventions being made during this anniversary year throughout Detroit.

In that spirit, archival materials such as posters, flyers, magazines, record covers, t-shirts, banners, photographs, and large-scale musical artifacts, will be drawn from various Detroit-area collections, libraries, museums, historic recording studios, record stores, defunct music venues and local photographers, in order to explore musical genres such as funk, rap, hardcore, techno, and acid rock.

More than a dozen works of art have been selected to examine the connection between music, art and racial politics. [...]

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website 

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Ethnic / Gender
  • Group show

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