TALKING DOLLS STUDIO



Current Exhibition

  1. TEIKAUT ︎︎︎


MDW Fair

SUMMER 2022
  1. Atlas
  2. Assembly


Past Exhibitions
OG 2022  
  1. Reuben Telushkin

IR 2021
  1. Lindsay Skvarek
  2. Yuming Song
  3. Jingying Su

OG 2021
  
  1. Aaron Jones

IR 2020
  1. Violet Luczak 
  2. Ciaran McQuiston
  3. Rachel DeBoard

IR 2019
  1. Laura Gibson
  2. Rebekah Sweda 


Talking Dolls

Info ︎︎︎
The mission of Talking Dolls is to empower our northeast Detroit neighborhood through justice-focused initiatives. We create a nexus of progressive art and community-led activism through access to our shop, artist studios, and gallery space for workshops, performances and celebration. It is led by co-directors Wes Taylor, Ron Watters, and Andrea Cardinal.

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THE WATER PROTECTORS

LIVE SCREEN PRINTING EVENT

September 10, 2022
Mana Contemporary + Co-Prosperity, Chicago


Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State, surrounded by 21% of the earth’s freshwater supply. And yet, water issues plague our communities, particularly in predominantly Black cities. Access to clean and safe water and sanitation remains a struggle. These images come from our archives, were generated from machine learning, and reference Detroiter’s ongoing fight for water sovereignty.



LET THESE PRINTS REMIND US OF OUR FIGHT FOR A WATER-ABUNDANT WORLD



—where water is respected as a human right, it is free, and it is accessible to all generations.











MdW Assembly will bring together artist-led projects from across the region for a four-day alternative (to an) art fair September 9th-11th, 2022 in Chicago. Application, participation, and attendance are free for all. The assembly will take place at MANA Contemporary, in addition to Co-Prosperity and other Chicago venues. With the goal of bringing together multiple hyperlocal scenes from across the Midwest, gathering at

MdW Assembly will facilitate opportunities to work together to build pathways for lasting coalitions of purposeful, artist-led action.