Washington, DC, Becomes a Playground of Public Art.
by Jillian Steinhauer on October 13, 2014
One week ago, an installation by artist Abigail DeVille was dismantled in Washington, DC. “The New Migration” was a collection of materials gathered by DeVille during a road trip from DC to Jacksonville, Florida, retracing and reversing the steps of a popular route taken by African Americans fleeing the South during the Great Migration. DeVille’s “materials” were mostly detritus: wooden planks, tires, abandoned furniture. They were installed unashamedly in a vacant storefront in the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Anacostia, a gesture meant to “explor[e] the implication of a new wave of migration to the South sprung by gentrification and urban development,” according to an exhibition pamphlet. Read More at: http://hyperallergic.com/154916/washington-dc-becomes-a-playground-of-public-art/