The third exhibit from the Beacon Project, an activation of the Fisher Building arcade, will be unveiled later this week. The exhibit will feature 18 photos from French photographer Michel Arnaud from his new book Detroit: The Dream Is Now — The Design, Art, and Resurgence of an American City.
The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception and book signing Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Detroit: The Dream is Now was released earlier this month and includes over 300 photographs plus insights on the city’s turnaround from entrepreneurs and artists, and essays from residents. The photography is a celebration of Detroit, its architecture, residents, and resurgence.
“Michel’s book elegantly documents the symbiotic relationship between Detroit’s built environment and the people who live, work and invent in this post-industrial city,” said Everard Findlay, curator of The Beacon Project series.
When The Platform announced plans to undergo a renovation of the Fisher Building last fall, one of the big components was to activate the arcade. The rotating exhibit called the Beacon Project is an effort to bring more people into the space, highlighting both art and community. Past exhibits include Maker City, with photos of makers across Detroit, and the Fisher Halfpipe, which brought an incredible skateboarding opportunity into the famed landmark.