Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WCP | Fire/EMS: Controversial Anacostia 5×5 Installation Must Be Removed


The Advoc8te thinks she may have whiplash  keeping up with this story. Jeez.

Go HERE to read the full article by Aaron Wiener. 

Excerpt:
The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has deemed a controversial city-funded art installation on Good Hope Road SE in Anacostia a fire hazard and requested that it be removed by Friday."The New Migration," part of the citywide 5x5 Project, has already ridden a seesaw of approvals and rejections. Neighbors objected to the installation, which displays old tires, fake human limbs, and other detritus as an expression of the toll of gentrification and displacement, for adding "junk" to a neighborhood already plagued by vacancy and working to bring in more retail and business, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced last month it would remove it. A week later, the commission changed its mind and said the exhibit would remain. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You couldn't make this stuff up. Glad to see that at least the Fire Department had the good sense to see this for what it was: trash.