In Conversation: Site Specific: Public Art, the Community, and the Artist
Robert Fishman, Taubman College professor of architecture and urban and regional planning, and V. Mitch McEwen, Taubman College assistant professor of architecture, will discuss the Heidelberg Project in the gallery.
The Heidelberg Project is one of the largest, best-known, and longest-running site-specific art installations in the country. Occupying more than two blocks along Heidelberg Street on Detroit’s East Side, the project has transformed its neighborhood, covering abandoned houses, the street, and the surrounding area with collections of found objects and vividly rendered paintings. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, the Heidelberg Project has been the life’s work of artist Tyree Guyton. This exhibition is an exploration of the development and themes behind the project, as well as following the development of a new structure through live video feed. The exhibition was organized by MaryAnn Wilkinson, adjunct curator of modern art at UMMA and exhibition director at Taubman College.