Monday, October 26, 2009

It Takes a Village to Open a Bistro

Toby Barlow in his recent op-ed in the NYT reveals a spirit of collaboration among Detroit's businesses, fighting Detroit's bad stigma is a common fight, one in which competition won't serve anyone.

Barlow writes: "I WAS recently sitting at the bar of Le Petit Zinc talking to the owner, Charles Sorel, when he said something I found shocking: “I can’t imagine opening a business anywhere but Detroit.” read the whole article here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

DUEA at Tirana Biannual

Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen of Stealth Unlimited invited the Detroit Unreal Estate Agency to contribute to T.I.C.A.BTirana International Contemporary Art Biannual.


With 60 artists and curated by five curators, the 4th edition of T.I.C.A.B was held in Hotel Dajti, once-upon-a-time the most grandiose hotel of Albania, built by fascist Italy in the late 1930s and during the communist past only open to foreigners. Today the Hotel lies looted and vandalized in the middle of the city.


The curators of Stealth asked the DUEA to give visuals of city life in Detroit from the perspective of the Unreal Estate project. With zero budget and very little time, Ana and Marc created an interesting composition out of some of our material.