As a former Detroit-er, (2000-2003) it is nice to see the rich art scene there getting some coverage. For me, there has always been a sense of apprehension mixed equal parts with hopefulness in the public art in Detroit.
The Heidelberg Project, a long-term work by Detroit artist Tyree Guyton is well worth seeing in person if you are ever out that way. On second thought it is, in my opinion, well worth making the trip for!
Here is an excerpt from the article:
“Artists across the Detroit area are using the city’s blight as their canvas, transforming abandoned homes into high-concept projects to draw attention to the homelessness, poverty and urban decay plaguing Detroit. They hope the ongoing experiment will shed some creatively inspired light on what Detroit was, is and could be again.”
To read the full article and to see some images, click here.