People who walk through cities experience
them much more poignantly than those who simply drive through them.
That idea is the thrust behind the Oakland University Art Gallery
latest exhibit – CONTEMPORARY FLANERIE: Reconfiguring Cities.
exhibit focuses on the perspectives of people who walk about cities and
how they confront them. This pedestrian mode of transit is often the
choice for tourists and potential residents of those areas. The exhibit
utilizes photography, video and computer-based art mediums. It
challenges those encounter it to consider how they view their urban
The exhibit opens the evening of March 7 and runs
through April 12 in Oakland University’s Rochester Hills campus. An
opening reception will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday and a curator’s talk
will take place at 2 p.m. the following day. The events and exhibit are
free and open to the public.
Source: Oakland University
Writer: Jon Zemke