Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead Opens May 11
Mobile Homestead is a permanent art work by late artist Mike Kelley located on the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. It's both a public sculpture and a private, personal architecture – based on the artist's childhood home on Palmer Road in Westland. Various events will take place inside the structure. When an attempt by the artist to buy the actual home was refused, Mike Kelley built this one.
The sculpture, which almost exactly replicates the vernacular architecture of working class neighborhoods in the American Midwest, will include a community center on the ground floor. The front porch of the home is a mobile unit which detaches from the permanent structure and travels around the city performing various kinds of community services.
Mobile Homestead videos by Mike Kelley will be presented in the Museum Galleries through July 28, 2013.
Saturday, May 11
Opening Ceremony and Remarks
Mobile Homestead and MOCAD Galleries open for viewing.
Live music by The Früt
$6 admission (free for MOCAD members)
Sunday, May 12
Stop by Mobile Homestead for some barbeque, radio theater, an ice cream social and more, organized by MOCAD's Education and Public Engagement curators. Free admission.
Mobile Homestead is commissioned by Artangel in association with MOCAD, LUMA Foundation and Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with the generous support of the Artangel International Circle. Community programs in Mobile Homestead are supported by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.