• Edgar Arceneaux, Miracles and Jokes (detail), 2011, acrylic on paper. Installation view.

    Edgar Arceneaux

    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

    Edgar Arceneaux is an artist intensely concerned with the relationship between individual experience and collective memory, an interest he manifests through cross-media installations designed to promote forms of personal and social understanding. At once conceptual and associative, his works dissect ways of knowing the world: myth, history, science, and storytelling. At the same time, these pieces refuse to be pinned down, suggesting that knowledge is personal and contingent and that collective commitment often requires individual leaps of faith. This exhibition, which consisted of two installations

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