October 21, 2011
City of Pieces: Street Interventions
Curated by Beth Diamond
Twenty-five years ago, Tyree Guyton responded to the decay and abandonment of his eastside childhood neighborhood by transforming what had been considered garbage into a two-block long environmental artscape infused with energy, social critique and vision. Declared to be the “spiritual godfather of the Detroit grassroots art scene” by the Detroit Free Press, Guyton has inspired other visionaries to be urban bricoleurs — remaking the city from the pieces left behind. All over Detroit alternative arts and architectures have been emerging which challenge the ways people are now looking at the city.
City of Pieces: Street Interventions showcases the work of street artists and photographers outside of traditional art venues in Detroit. Featured are visionary design proposals for the future Heidelberg Cultural Village, as well as large-scale outdoor sculpture projects created by Art & Design students for the Heidelberg Installation Studio. Curated by Beth Diamond, this exhibition runs from October 21 - November 8, with an opening reception on Friday, October 21 from 6 - 9 pm.