Artist Projects

Organizational Strategies for the After Life


Design 99

Organizational Strategies for the After Life is a collaborative project by Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope, the husband and wife team formerly known as Design 99. Reichert and Cope have been working in their Detroit neighborhood for six years, collecting a warehouse full of objects left behind by former neighbors and their predecessors. With the assistance of several spirit beings, such as Mischievous Cleaners, Kitchen Dwellers and The Vacationers, the artists have processed and transformed the found objects into a series of sculptures, videos, drawings and paintings.

  • Artists

    Design 99

    Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope founded Design 99 in 2007 to investigate new models of contemporary art and architectural practice. Initially occupying …

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    Mitch Cope

    Mitch Cope was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1973. Mitch works as an artist and independent curator. He earned his BFA in Painting from the College fo…

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    Gina Reichert

    Gina Reichert was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1974. Gina holds a Master of Architecture degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.Arch from …

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  • Events

    Feb 04 – Mar 11, 2017
    Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope Premiere Their Creative Capital Project at David Klein Gallery



    Feb 06 – Mar 12, 2016
    Mitch Cope of Design 99 Presents "Totems" at David Klein Gallery



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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)



    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles



    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"



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