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Detroit 'Porn' a Hit in Rotterdam...

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and will be moved to a permanent home in Antwerp,Belgium where visitors can see a bit of the blight that permeates today's third-worldish Detroit.

The 'porn' refers to showcasing the ruins and decline of Detroit, once one of the most prosperous cities in the world when its auto industry was at its height,until the 1950s or so - ever since 'white flight' as well as 'black flight' to the wealthier newer suburbs has left basically only the poorerst of the poor in today's Detroit's declining neighborhoods. The number of abandoned houses is staggering with little funds to demolish literally many thousands of them - many now of which are burnt out empty hulks only hinting at former gentility.

And now an American artist living in Europe has taken one such derelict house and moved every piece of it (at quite a heft cost) to Europe - first putting it on show at a Rotterdam Art Show, where apparently it was quite a hit,and now to its permanent home in Antwerp.

The whole thing has sparked controversy in showcasing Detroit's dismal state - thus the 'Detroit Porn' label on it and many other burgeoning efforts to just show the world how far a once regal city can fall - now kind of resembling Hiroshima after the bomb in many precincts - oh well to see a wee bit of awful Detroit head to Antwerp where the house will be on permanent display it seems.

http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/2016/02/24/detroit-art-ruin-porn/80754212/

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