Firefighters were delayed from doing more than monitoring the blaze at the Heidelberg Project site due to a succession of five non-working fire hydrants — possibly the result of ongoing water main repairs.
The Heidelberg Project
End of the Line for Detroit’s Iconic Outdoor Art Installation, the Heidelberg Project
DETROIT — It is difficult for a young artist to think about her legacy.
Artist Relocates Abandoned Detroit Home, Dropping it at the Corner of Appropriation and Ruin Porn
DETROIT — You can’t really talk about expatriate American artist Ryan Mendoza’s “The White House” project without talking about appropriation.
At the Heidelberg Project’s New Gallery, an Artist Grows Paper Facsimiles of Wilderness
DETROIT — Seeking to capitalize on the steadily growing interest in the Heidelberg Project, Guyton has taken steps to broaden its relevance and extend some of its notoriety in the direction of other emerging artists.
Community Art Project Victimized by Arson Rises from the Ashes
The Heidelberg Project was started as a way to transform the depressing decay of an east Detroit neighborhood, but it has since experienced its own set of devastations. In both 1991 and 1999, parts of it were demolished, and just this past month there was a fire that wrecked its oldest house. Now the Heidelberg Project is working to turn the charred remains of that structure into a new installation, re-imagining it for a second time from dilapidation.
An Insider’s Guide to Detroit’s Contemporary Art Scene
DETROIT — The rumors are true: Detroit’s contemporary art scene thrives. The rumors are also true: [insert standard boilerplate about Detroit’s struggles]. For my first article for Hyperallergic, I provide a brief guide to Detroit’s contemporary art scene.