The Orbit








Two art critics bring their differing perspectives into an infinitely open discussion about moon art and moon art exhibitions. There seems to be something at stake and personal to each commenter, taking place in an undefined time in a  parallel universe in which it is impossible to see the art in person, while on the other hand the art world (or art universe), in its attempt to be more politically correct, is no longer anthropocentric (human centered). This satirical "pod" cast imaginatively weaves in references to existing contemporary art while also alluding to controversial policies that have become a foregone conclusion.




Cedric Tai, born in Detroit 1985, has his art education certification from Michigan State University 2007, and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art 2013. Represented by Simone DeSousa Gallery in Michigan he currently makes work and writes about art between Los Angeles, Detroit and Glasgow. Recent awards include the 2009 Kresge Artist Fellowship, a 2015 Knight Foundation Grant and a 2016 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. Selected Solo Exhibitions include "Concept Structure Torture Survival Title", New City Space, Glasgow (2011), "Indirectly Yours", Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow (2013), "We Need More ________!", Re:View Contemporary (2014), and "Amateur Strategies", UCLA (2016)


Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture, online and in print, for Art in AmericaHyperallergicFlash ArtArtSlant and others. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was selected as a participant in the 2015 Art Writing Workshop facilitated by AICA/USA and the Art Writers Grant Program. She has guest lectured at University of Michigan, Wayne State, and Oakland University. She has shown work in New York, Seattle, and Detroit—including participation in the 2014 Ofrenda group show at the Detroit Institute of Arts—with a solo show at Public Pool in Detroit in November 2016, and another at Simone DeSousa Gallery in January/February of 2017. She is primarily concerned with artist and viewer experiences of making and engaging with art, and conducts ongoing research in the state of contemporary art in redeveloping cities, including a process blog called “Breakfast with the Artist.” You can visit her website, follow her on Twitter, and add her to Facebook.


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