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Obscura Primavera Artist conversation with Corine Vermeulen and Vince Carducci

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
12:00 AM
U-M Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer, #1022, Ann Arbor

Corine Vermeulen is a Dutch photographer who settled in Detroit in early 2006. A winner of the 2009 Kresge Artist Fellowships, she recently compl two long-term projects: ‘Your Town Tomorrow’ (2007- 2012) which documents Detroit’s shiftingocial and geographic ecologies, and ‘Medellin’ (2009- 2012) which explores present-day conditions in the city of Medellin, Colombia. Corine received a BFA from the Design Academy Eindhoven (Cum Laude) in 2001. She went on to obtain an MFA in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan (2004) as a recipient of a full scholarship from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. Her photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, most recently at Lauba Contemporary Art Space in Zagreb, Croatia and in The New York

Vince Carducci is dean of undergraduate studies at College for Creative Studies in Detroit and publisher of the blog Motown Review of Art. His research combines aesthetics and social science to investigate fields of cultural production, and he currently studies ways in which aesthetic communities construct what sociologist Eric Olin Wright terms “real utopias.” His essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, from the academic press to alternative weeklies and webzines. These include: Art & Australia, Artforum, Art in America, Eye, The Huffington Post, Journal of Consumer Culture, Logos, PopMatters, Radical Society, and Sculpture. In 2010, he received a Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship for art criticism. He holds a BFA in art practice from Michigan State University and an MA in liberal studies from the New School for Social Research. He is currently completing a PhD dissertation in sociology from the New School.


Corine Vermeulen and Vince Carducci