This spirit continued with the other special projects and collaborations slotted for this year’s exhibition. SCOPE also included works by Detroit native artist AJ Fosik, showcasing his wooden sculptures that favor technicolor animal deities.
Then there’s the much-hyped Young Thug/classical painting installation by Netherlands-based artist Hajar Benjida. Visitors can interact (and even take home) large flip-book slides, alternating between iconic paintings from the Western canon with elaborate and luxurious photographs of the American rapper (known for his eccentric vocal style and gender-fluid fashion sensibility). And at the heart of the show lies the immersive Yok & Sheryo's Devil's Lounge: part installation and part VIP parlor curated by the independent, artist-run Superchief Gallery. The 35-foot wide demon-head structure is filled with surreal murals and furniture pieces/artifacts perfect for artful engagement and Instagram.