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Artists' Take on Detroit: Projects for the Tricentennial
Friday, October 19, 2001 – Friday, December 28, 2001
In recognition of Detroit’s tricentennial year, the Detroit Institute of Arts has asked 15 artists to create installations taking the city as the theme. The result is an exhibition of 10 projects by Detroiters and non-Detroiters who examine aspects of the city’s past and present; their own relationship to the city; and the museum’s history. The installations incorporate video and still photography, text and sound, and sculpture in a variety of materials; they will be located in the museum’s special exhibition galleries and other spaces throughout the building. Taken together, the projects present a lyrical and abstract vision of the city. This collective view neither reinforces old clichés nor looks through rose-colored glasses but rather presents fresh thoughts about the image and idea of Detroit.