South Philly Installation Protests ‘Luxurious’ New Construction
I know very little about this installation, other than what can be implied by the photos I took this week (above): namely that the artist/activist who installed this piece seems to be taking issue with new construction at 4th and Reed streets in South Philly. This construction, it should be mentioned, is taking place in a neighborhood with a fair amount of low-income housing. Maybe that’s got something to do with this installation?
Another thing to note is that this piece originally contained a noose hanging from it. The noose, however, was quickly removed while the rest of the piece remains…
(Photo by Wesley Kays-Henry via Facebook)
Please feel free to comment if you think you can help add context to this story, I’d appreciate it!