Shining a light on Detroit’s art scene
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 19 September 2012
Two festivals are shining a light on Detroit’s Midtown arts scene this autumn. Dlectricity, the city’s first “nuit blanche” light festival, is presenting 35 local and international artists at various venues from 5 to 6 October, while Luminale Detroit brightens streets and gallery spaces from 23 September to 23 November. The organisers for Dlectricity expect up to 40,000 visitors to come to see projects by artists such as Marcos Zotes, whose piece allows users to project anonymous text messages onto a building’s façade, and Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, who are presenting an indoor light work that reacts to viewers’ movements. “Five years ago, the city was a disaster,” says Marsha Miro, the founding director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and the head of the Dlectricity curatorial committee. “But it began to get better and we think that art can really help bring this city back.”
Submit a comment
All comments are moderated. If you would like your comment to be approved, please use your real name, not a pseudonym. We ask for your email address in case we wish to contact you - it will not be
made public and we do not use it for any other purpose.
Want to write a longer comment to this article? Email email@example.com