Barbed is pleased to announce the support from Red Bull Arts through a Detroit Micro-grant for the upcoming issue 07, Southwest Detroit. We could not be more thankful for their support! Thank you, Detroit!
Barbed Magazine is proud to announce that the issue 07 entitled Southwest Detroit is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program. And by Red Bull Arts Detroit Micro-Grant.
Barbed Magazine is pleased to present the cohort of artists for the Winter issue, #07 entitled "Southwest Detroit." The group of artists includes those that live, work, or have deep connections with what is more commonly known as Mexicantown and its heritage. Please give them a warm welcome!
Elton Monroy Duran
Karilú Alarcón Forshee
The new issue will be available in mid-March, following with a launch party. The location and more details for the event will be announced later in March.
Image: Featured artist Karilú Alarcón Forshee in a collaborative performance with Leslie Rogers, and Elton Monroy Duran, on February 15, 2019. Photo by Ashley Ward.
Las Soldaderas, work in progress, 2018. Elton Monroy Duran interim studio.
A collaborative performance piece for issue #07, entitled “Southwest Detroit,” from Barbed Magazine, Detroit, Michigan.
Artists Karilú Forshee (LA MUJER, An Ode to Women), Leslie Rogers (Red Flag), and Elton Monroy Duran (Las Soldaderas) invite the general public to attend this free event on February 15, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Mexicantown Community Development Corporation and held at the interim studio on the second floor. The performance piece will feature artists from the seventh issue of Barbed Magazine, to be released on March 15, 2019. The performance will address themes that inspired the artists to collaborate through these particular works. The event will focus on Las Soldaderas or Adelitas, who were women in the military who participated in the Mexican Revolution. The artists explore power; power that uplifts, and power that seeks to dominate and eradicate. This event is open to all ages.
Karilú Alarcón Forshee is a Mexican performer and teaching artist, raised in the border town of Ciudad Juárez. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in theater arts and English-Spanish translation. She has been a Detroit based artist since 2011 and a member of the theater company A Host of People. She considers herself a multidisciplinary artist who finds joy in making theater, singing and creating performance art. Her artistic work is influenced by the entire Latin American Diaspora. She finds profound inspiration in her roots and the women in her family. As a bilingual teaching artist she works primarily with the Southwest Detroit community. It is her greatest passion to use the power of the arts to transform the lives of children.
Leslie Rogers is a sculptor, performance artist, and puppeteer. Her arts background is in puppetry and quilting, with degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA) and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture & Extended Media program (MFA). Her work draws from slapstick entertainment, collaborative relationships, gender tropes, and the fiber arts to disregard or erase perceived hierarchies between performer and object, and amongst art forms and social groups.
Rogers has been awarded artist residencies at ACRE, AS220, Art Farm Nebraska, Mildred’s Lane, the University Musical Society at the University of Michigan, and postdoctoral research fellowship from the Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan. She lives and works in Detroit.
Elton Monroy Duran is a Detroit-based visual artist born on December 22, 1978 in Ciudad Sahagun in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. Duran acquired a BFA from the School of Fine Arts at the University of the State of Querétaro (1998-2003). He describes himself as a humanist artist with scientific and sociological approaches, which he seeks to convey through his work. He is developing a pictorial work under the name ¨CORPUS,” which reflects the concern for the welfare of the body and the human soul. He started the mural and art company Corpus Art Inc. in Detroit in 2016.
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Date: February 15, 2019
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Barbed is hiring! Please read below.
Barbed Magazine is hiring a qualified individual to function as an Editorial Intern for the seventh issue, Winter 2018 - 2019, term. Barbed is a contemporary art magazine in the Metro Detroit area, and it features studio visits, mini show reviews, and the works of artists who live in the region including cities in Canada. Founded in September 2014, Barbed promotes the work of women-identifying artists, artists who identify as LGBTQ, and other artists from minority communities.
The Editorial Intern works under the direction of the Founder—Editor and is responsible for writing, editorial, research, and support duties to help in the publication materials, both in print and online.
-Interview transcripts, format and layout of text
-Rewrites, composes, and proofreads documents such as artists bio's and statements, descriptions, and footnotes, and makes necessary style changes as needed
-Manages email communications with featured artists and third parties
-Researches copyright notices from works included in the issue
-Assists in publishing online media, including e-newsletters and social platforms
-Assists in planning, developing, and promotion of launch events for the magazine
-Other responsibilities as assigned
The Editorial Intern reports to the Founder—Editor of the magazine and is expected to work between 10 - 20 hours per week for a limited period of one to two months.
Pay rate: $10 per hour.
Start date: February 1, 2019.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong vocabulary, spelling, and grammar skills.
-Experience with InDesign, Word, Pages, and other design and writing tools.
-Experience with social platforms.
-Attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and in group settings.
-An interest in the arts in Detroit. A background in the art community is a plus!
Please apply to email@example.com. Together with your application, send your resume and a cover letter to tell us more about yourself. Include any project samples that will demonstrate that you are capable of fulfilling this position. The review of applicants will begin immediately, and only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted for an interview.
Members of minority groups and underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
This job is part-time.
Detroit, Mich., August 17, 2018. Barbed, announces the launch of its latest issue entitled “Suburbia is Calling” with a performance art party on Saturday, August 18th at 7PM. Barbed is a contemporary art magazine that features studio visits, mini show reviews, and artists from the LGTBQ, Asian, Black, Latino, immigrant and other minority communities. The issue is focused on the theme of suburbia, the interpretation, relationship, and reaction to the concept is originated from an artist call and several studio visits throughout the neighborhoods of Detroit.
On this evening, artists were invited to continue to interpreted further their understanding of the original idea and created new pieces for the event. Each one prepared a piece; using performance art, the new work will explore culture and body image. Artists performing on the event are; Melanie Manos, As Jackie the Ripper, Manos makes a full-tilt ripping leap into sports cult/ure, sports hero/ine worship, gear fetish and machismo. Troy Hoffman performing collaboratively with Starr Delour Shannon, with their piece; Put Your Hands Up, originating from the club context, the formal aspects of the performance become personal codes for Starr’s existence. Gregory Hatch, Costume for skin performance #1: a ritual about toweling off a body you wish could change. And Andrew Mehall with a reading from his article titled “HOW DID YOU GOT HERE? (HIDDEN VALLEYS)”. Barbed’s Launch Party is hosted by CAVE Detroit, an independent artist-run gallery located at the Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay St, Detroit.
Barbed presents the second iteration of #suburbiaiscalling -
A Performance art - Launch Party. Featuring performances by Melanie Manos, Troy Hoffman, Andrew Mehall, and Greg Hatch.
Come and celebrate the works of featured artists on this issue.
This event is hosted by CAVE Detroit, at the Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay St, Detroit at 7 pm.
Copies of the 6th issue Suburbia Is Calling, and other artwork will be availible on the night of the event.
Photos from the event, 8/18/2018: