The Mike Kelley Foundation has just announced that Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, 2013 will receive a matching grant for $100,000 over the next two years.
Situated on the grounds of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the work built in 2013 is a meticulous copy of the home in the suburbs of Detroit where the artist Mike Kelley grew up.
Mike Kelley envisaged the work to be both an artwork and an exhibition space for public programs and shows. He first conceived of the project in response to an invitation from Artangel, a London-based arts organization that commission and produces site-specific projects.
The work can be transported by semi-truck to locations beyond the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s campus. A press release accompanying the news states: “Rather than projecting ideas out into the world, Mobile Homestead was created to invite the community’s ideas in.”