Culture Lab Detroit’s 2018 program, The Crisis of Beauty, will host luminary artists, critics, curators, architects, and scientists for a series of discussions about how their work harnesses, rejects, informs or complicates the aesthetic precept of beauty. Beauty's elusive ability to be defined masks its influence on nearly all aspects of our lives. This program aims to explore how beauty intersects with multiculturalism, the intricacies of gentrification, gender politics, and unbounded assimilation of technology to offer novel or previously suppressed perspectives. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

RoboCop

Free screening of the original 1987 film

The Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave

8 PM / RSVP

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018

The Aesthetics of Tomorrow

The Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave

6 PM Reception / 6:30 PM Dialogue
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Mark Pauline
Performance Artist, Founder and Inventor of Survival Research Laboratories

Eyal Weizman

Architect, Director of Forensic Architecture

Anicka Yi

Conceptual Artist

Yesomi Umolu

Moderator; Artistic Director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and Exhibitions Curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago

Dr. Peter Weller

Special Guest; Art Historian and RoboCop title role

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

Seeing and Being Seen

Church of the Messiah, 231 E. Grand Blvd

6 PM Reception / 6:30 PM Dialogue
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dream hampton
Filmmaker, Writer, Organizer

Juliana Huxtable

Conceptual Artist, Writer, Performer, and Musician

Amy Sherald

Painter

Jazmine Hughes

Moderator; Associate Editor for The New York Times Magazine

Rev. Barry Randolph

Special Guest; Church of the Messiah, Detroit