DLECTRICITY™ was scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit and showcased 36 artists from Detroit and around the world from the DIA to MOCAD. Please check back often as we continue to share photos and video from the festival.
LOCATION: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Work No. 790: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT (2007) is a large word-based sculpture made in white neon consisting of a single line of unpunctuated text reading ‘EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT’. It has been shown in various locations around the world including the Tate Modern in London and the National Galleries of Scotland. Martin Creed is one of the most influential and engaging British artists today, who uses sculpture, neon, painting, video and performance. Work No. 790: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT will be completed in time for DLECTRICITY™, scheduled for September 22 & 23, 2017, as a major component of a series of light-related visual art and design projects along Midtown Detroit’s Woodward Corridor. Creed’s installation will continue MOCAD’s exterior facade project and will remain as an ongoing exhibit after the festival. The exterior facade project has included large scale works by Sanford Biggers, Andrew Kuo, and Barry McGee, among others.
This project is sponsored by generous support from the Alfred A. Taubman Foundation, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Spectrum Neon, and the Applebaum Family Compass Fund.