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Akeem Smith: Soursop

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Woods Cathedral

1945 Webb Street

Detroit, MI 48206

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New Canons presents SOURSOP, by Akeem Smith.

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In this site-specific presentation, Akeem Smith has transplanted the dilapidated remnants of a domestic structure from his childhood neighborhood –- Kingston, Jamaica’s Waterhouse District -- into the historic site of Detroit’s former Woods Cathedral. Once home to a progressive Black congregation who had journeyed north during the Great Migration of the 1920s and 30s, the church is now transformed into a site through which multiple polyphonic narratives of diasporic movement, collective transcendence, and urban and moral decay intersect.

Presented by New Canons in collaboration with Red Bull Arts and curated by Max Wolf, the site-specific intervention is an extension of Smith’s solo exhibition, No Gyal Can Test, now on view at Red Bull Arts Detroit through July 30th.

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