August 4, 2017

Martin Creed Returns to MOCAD!

Martin Creed’s piece “Work No. 790: EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT” (2007) will return to the façade of MOCAD for Dlectricity 2017!

This year also marks the 10th anniversary of MOCAD’s founding. The first time the piece was shown, as part of one of MOCAD’s earliest exhibitions in 2007, it reminded people to stay positive despite the negative perceptions of the city. Now, brought back as part of Dlectricity, the sign celebrates Detroit’s thriving art community and looks forward to the future with hope.

Martin Creed is a globally renowned artist based in London who won the Turner Prize in 2001. “EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT” has been shown in locations around the world and will remain on the façade of MOCAD after the end of Dlectricity.

If you happen to be in Europe, there are plenty of opportunities to see Creed’s work in action this summer. Be sure to catch him at the Edinburgh International Festival putting on live performances August 4-28, or check out Creed’s permanent installation on the Scotsman Steps in Edinburgh, a restoration and public art piece.

Between now and May 2018, see his sculpture “Work No. 2814” on display in a tree at the corner of Bishopsgate and Wormwood Street in London as part of London Sculpture in the City 2017.

He will also be performing as part of CHART Art Fair, opening September 1 in Copenhagen.

Support for this facade installation is generously provided by the Applebaum Family Compass Fund, the A. Alfred Taubman Foundation, Spectrum Neon, and Gavin Brown’s enterprise.

Check out this interview with Creed about his residency at the Edinburgh International Festival here and here.

Check out MOCAD’s press release about the return of Creed’s piece here.

Check out Creed in his own words here.