Previously Published by Culture Designers
It is often the case that the best things in life are shared. Join Product/81 Creative Lab and Butter Gallery this Basel season when it opens its doors to welcome the great city of Detroit as part of the collaborative exhibition, Mi Casa es su Casa. This collaboration, inspired by the differences and similarities surrounding Miami & Detroit, will be hosted in both the Product/81 Creative Lab and the Gesamtkunstwerk building. The weeklong program, designed to house the creative community, will include a series of events, talks and a shared workspace.
The festivities commence on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm with a Launch Party + Vernissage featuring DJ sets by legendary Detroit producers Dez Andres + Rick Wilhite + Moodyman (by invitation only). Followed by a series of afternoon talks (Wednesday – Friday) with special guest speakers.
We have invited Miami curator Torrance Gettrell to commission the work of the famed photo-duo, Mochilla to create a heartfelt tribute to the late Detroit born + raised producer, James “Dilla” Yancey in visual form. The exhibition will include a photo installation as well as film/video and poster art titled, As Serious As Your Life: A Tone Poem for Dilla: From Conant Garden.
In the spirit of collaboration, the Creative Lab will be an open house during the exhibition (Wednesday – Sunday); acting as a welcoming space + lounge for the global community to recharge (Friday, December 6 – Happy Hour with sounds by Mr. Pauer) or to decompress (Sunday, December 8 – Closing Party with special guest DJ). Wifi and Coffee will be provided.