Commissioned and produced by Artangel in association with Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Kelley’s public sculpture project is based on the construction of a full-scale replica of the 1950s ranch-style home in suburban Detroit where the artist was raised, relocated to the centre of the city in a reversal of the ‘white flight,’ which led to the emptying out of large parts of the inner city after the 1967 rebellion. The homestead has been constructed on a lot adjacent to MOCAD.
Mobile Homestead offers different uses for different communities. The first stage of the project—a mobile home designed to travel around the city and dispense various kinds of socially useful services—was ‘unveiled’ in the fall of 2010.
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