Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) presents DEPE Space: Sameer Reddy

. February 3, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) presents DEPE Space: Sameer Reddy on view February 7–May 4, 2014.

New York-based artist Sameer Reddy’s practice aims to catalyze spiritual catharsis through aesthetic encounter, drawing on his parallel professional practice as a healer. For his installation at MOCAD, Reddy incarnates a sacred space within the secular walls of the museum, problematizing the physical and conceptual demarcation between holy and profane. Museum visitors are invited to cross the threshold of the portable temple, initiating a transformative experience. The space is installed with Reddy’s sculptural and photographic works, which double as sacred relics and icons; each piece has been blessed and channelled with energy, and designed to exert a metaphysical effect on the audience. Reddy’s project shares some similar concerns with MOCAD’s concurrent James Lee Byars exhibition, echoing Byars’s interest in ritual, hermeticism, intimacy, and an investment in sculpture as an essential component of his performative work. Born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, Reddy currently resides in Brooklyn.

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