Juxtapoz and Powerhouse Productions Create New Blueprint in Detroit

Posted from The Citrus Report

Back in November of 2009, Upper Playground and SA Studios partnered to sponsor the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction event held in Los Angeles, with proceeds from the online auction supporting Power House Productions of Detroit.

Fast-forward to October of 2010, after the money raised was used to purchase homes in the Detroit neighborhood that Powerhouse is headquartered, and six artists chosen by Juxtapoz (Swoon, Saelee Oh, Monica Canilao, Ben Wolf, Richard Colman, and RETNA) spent a month transforming the homes into unique art projects. The project will continue as experimental artist residencies and livable homes in the Powerhouse neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing how the project evolves in the coming years. Powerhouse and Juxtapoz created a unique, experimental project that uses an abandoned urban landscape into a positive cycle of creative participation from both Detroit and national artists. If this is a blueprint for other cities around the post-industrial world to follow, this is the start.

Images all from the Detroit Free Press and ERIC SEALS/DFP. Thank you!

Rotator images by Jason Jaworski via Juxtapoz.com.

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INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS FOR HAITI

BENEFIT ART PROGRAM TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE

SA Studios Global’s Film Marketing Division has teamed up with Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company to present, THE LOST ART OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS.

On February 18th, 2010 from 6p – 9p the world will get to preview and purchase the “Lost Art of Inglorious Basterds” at The Upper Playground Art Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.