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  • Mike Kelley, Mobile Homestead (detail), 2010–. Installation view, 4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.

    Mike Kelley

    Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

    Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, 2010–, opened to the public in its permanent location in midtown Detroit this past May, a little more than a year after the artist’s untimely death. The edifice, a full-scale simulation of his childhood domicile in Detroit’s working-class suburb Westland, stands as a (anti-) monument to Kelley as well as to the contradictory, financially depressed city that it engages. Commissioned by Artangel and initially comprising the facade and front third of the Kelley family’s ranch-style house, the fragmentary homestead was for two and a half years either being transported

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