DORA APEL’s most recent book is Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline (Rutgers University Press, 2015). She also has written War Culture and the Contest of Images; Imagery of Lynching: Black Men, White Women, and the Mob; Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of Secondary Witnessing; and Lynching Photographs, co-authored with Shawn Michelle Smith. She is Professor and W. Hawkins Ferry Endowed Chair in Modern and Contemporary Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Detroit and the Art of ProtestBy Dora Apel
Bright orange houses, totemic garbage mounds, ice-encased houses, and sculptures of lost neighborhoodsthese are some of the sites of protest or resistance of Detroit artists today.