Throughout history contributions of minority groups have often been exploited for a myriad of motives. As a result, these groups often lack accurate representation of their culture and its origins. In today’s culture art can act as a vehicle to transform fiction into reality and place the power back in the hands of the ancestors allowing them to reclaim their history and voice.
Detroit, the most densely African-American populated major city in the United States, has often seen its narrative subjugated just like the minority group that resides within its borders. But Detroit lends a unique voice to not only the African-American experience, but American culture as a whole. The fact, that Detroit is a true black city, is where Detroit GRIND finds its unique strengths.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Olayami Dabls - NNII - Rashaun Rucker - Sydney James - Tiff Massey - Tylonn Sawyer
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
is a Detroit artist who began her educational exploration in science, majoring in biology at Eastern Michigan University. As Massey's desire to create emerged, a passion developed that started a journey in the study of metalsmithing which later lead to the fulfillment of a graduate degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2011.
Massey's focuses on the creation of wearable sculptures and objects. Tiff's works are an observation of class and race in contemporary culture viewed through the lens of the African diaspora and life in Detroit.
Find more by Tiff Massey at tiffmassey.com
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