Doug Aitken’s Detroit Mirage opens up in once-abandoned bank
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/85/85981f83696e7326c67c686ad1ba810b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/92095/doug-aitken" rel="nofollow" >Doug Aitken</a>'s new art installation <em>Mirage Detroit</em> has opened in the once-abandoned State Savings Bank, a century-old Beaux-Arts building in downtown Detroit that has sat empty for decades.
Aitken's latest work brings back his much beloved project for Desert X, which saw a reflective suburban home plopped into the Coachella Valley desert. For the city of Detroit, the art world giant has taken this ranch-style home, given it a perfected mirrored surface, and placed it in the decorative interiors of the old bank.
Covered in hundreds of pieces of mirrors, the large sculpture reflects the Roman arched colonnades and bronze flourishes of its architectural surroundings. A light show choreographed by longtime Radiohead se...