Danish artist Anders Ruhwald turned an abandoned Detroit apartment building into a public art installation that pays homage to the historic establishment. Entitled Unit 1: 3583 Dubois, the immersive work is comprised of a series of unlighted hallways and eight rooms that have been transformed into dark spaces with ceramic sculptures made by Ruhwald. Throughout the 7,000-square-foot installation, the artist used repurposed materials he found in the building and surrounding community such as lead shingles, charred wood, and molten glass to evoke a domestic abode completely ravaged by a fire.
Unit 1: 3583 Dubois is on view starting July 18 where the artist will host 30-minute visits. The work is part of the second edition of Detroit Art Week running from July 17-21. Visit Anders Ruhwald’s website for further details.
In other immersive installations, teamLab returns to Mifuneyama Rakuen Park for a new large-scale presentation.
Unit 1: 3583 Dubois
3583 Dubois St
Detroit, MI 48207
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@unit1_3583dubois is now open by booking on Unit1.org (link in bio) Thank you to everyone that came out on Saturday. It was overwhelming to see so many people from near and far and such a lovely way to open the installation for everyone. Thank u also to @lauramottcurator and @taylorraldridge for including the installation in Material Detroit this summer as part of the superbly curated Landlord Colors show @cranbrookartmuseum. Thank you to @laith_karmo and @market_fresh_fine_foods for supplying food and drinks. #unit1_3583dubois #andersruhwald #landlordcolors @knightfdn @grahamfoundation @statenskunstfond #kunstengørenforskel