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H – 2A. Tanegashima. 17 Mar 2017 the promised land working for art. the art of working homage a jascha heifetz from lazdynai to paneriai still-life study of leg vilnius from the archives of my childhood. lazdynai lost memories vilnius from the archives of my childhood. my grandmother's seat memory box vilnius from the archives of my childhood. movement Since its founding Detroit has suffered three race riots and three times city has been burned to the ground.
Detroit first burned in 1863 during the Civil War when a ten-year-old white girl accused tavern owner of rape. It was enough for the white mob that went berserk after his conviction, putting an ax in one black man’s skull and burning thirty fife buildings. Detroit burned again in the race riots of 1943 during World War II after a group of white teenagers got in a brawl with a group of black teens. Again was claimed that a white girl was raped by a gang of black men. Third time Detroit burned in 1967 when police stormed a speak easy frequented by black men. A party was full of soldiers returning from Vietnam. So, this year Detroit mentions 50th year anniversary of the 1967 Riots/Rebellion.
During Detroit’s great expansion between 1920 and 1960, nearly half a million black people came north from the cotton fields as part of what is known as the Great Migration. Detroit was seen as a Promised Land.
Detroit was the city where the cars were made. In the 1940s the war machines were also made here to stop the march of fascism.
Nowadays, Detroit is a place of deserted factories and home of forgotten people and forgotten houses left there with all goodies. It’s downtown is a museum of ghost skyscrapers.
In the 1950s in Detroit was highest population of nearly 1,9 million people and was 83 percent white. Now Detroit has fewer than 700,000 people, is 83 percent black.
Detroit became epic, historic, symbolic city. My pictures signify the history of Detroit, the decadence of a city. They talk about immigration, racism, power.