Overcoming Crit


A lecture by Taylor Aldridge and a Performance by Reid Good

March 31st, 2018


Taylor Renee Aldridge is a Detroit based writer and curator. She received her M.L.A from Harvard University with a concentration in Museum Studies and a B.A from Howard University with a concentration in Art History. In 2015 she co-founded ARTS.BLACK, a journal of art criticism from Black perspectives.

Taylor is currently the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has worked for the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, and The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institutions) as a Goldman Sachs Junior Fellow.

Taylor is the 2016 recipient of The Andy Warhol Foundation Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant for Short Form Writing. She has written for Art21, ARTNews, ContemporaryAnd, Detroit MetroTimes, SFMoMA’s Open Space and Hyperallergic.




reid good is an interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Detroit. reid grew up in a musical household in Flint, MI and began writing songs and producing music at the tender age of 8-years-old. Performing under a variety of stage names since the early 2000's, reid good reemerged onto the musical scene in 2017 with their debut EP, "MFNA," a lyrically explosive reflection on being in art school. 


This event is part of a project sponsored by the Practicing Inclusion Grant from the VCUarts Diversity, Inclusion and Equity office.