Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Slums of Matty Moroun

Some concerned citizens have decided to hold Matty Moroun accountable for the state of his various properties within the city of Detroit. Matty Moroun's Parade of Slums provides photos of 20 of Moroun's dilapidated homes and issues a call for action.

Defacing the Schwankovsky Temple of Music

According to Detroit Moxie a "Pop-Up" performance space has opened up inside the Schwankovsky Temple of Music called vitaminwater uncapped LIVE: Detroit. One of the "Features" of this performance space is a showcase for art. This showcase consists of graffiti painted on the interior of the 120 year old building.

According to Moxie "The juxtaposition between the old architecture and the new graffiti and street art is compelling." Really?  Defacing the interior of a beautiful, viable building is compelling?  It's not even remotely acceptable!  Will vitaminwater, which is underwriting this atrocity, pay to have the interior restored when their event disappears June 18?  I don't think it is very likely.