On View> Detroit Disassembled, Photographs by Andrew Moore

East, Midwest
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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Facade, Michigan Central Station, 2009. (Andrew Moore)

Facade, Michigan Central Station, 2009. (Andrew Moore)

Detroit Disassembled:
Photographs by Andrew Moore

Queens Museum of Art
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY
Through January15

The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) presents the powerful photography of Andrew Moore from his three-month visit to Detroit from 2008 to 2009. Moore’s photographs are a tragic yet beautiful glimpse into the decline of a city that was once the twentieth century industrial heart of America. Michigan Central Station (above) stands empty, the organ screen at the United Artists Theater is crumbling, and bright green moss covers the floor of the former Ford Motor Company Headquarters. “Moore’s exquisitely realized visions of architecture overtaken by vegetation remind contemporary viewers that our own familiar culture is subject to the forces of entropy and the eternal strength of nature,” says a statement from QMA.

Metropolitan Building and skyline, Downtown, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Metropolitan Building and skyline, Downtown, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

The Aurora, Brush Park neighborhood, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

The Aurora, Brush Park neighborhood, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Waiting room with snowdrift, Michigan Central Station, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Waiting room with snowdrift, Michigan Central Station, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Former Ford Motor Company Headquarters, Highland Park, 2009. (Andrew Moore)

Former Ford Motor Company Headquarters, Highland Park, 2009. (Andrew Moore)

Organ Screen, United Artists Theater, Downtown, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Organ Screen, United Artists Theater, Downtown, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Lobby, Guardian Building, Financial District, 2009. (Andrew Moore)

Lobby, Guardian Building, Financial District, 2009. (Andrew Moore)

House on Walden Street, East Side, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

House on Walden Street, East Side, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Rolling Hall, Ford Motor Company, River Rouge Complex, Dearborn, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

Rolling Hall, Ford Motor Company, River Rouge Complex, Dearborn, 2008. (Andrew Moore)

One Response to “On View> Detroit Disassembled, Photographs by Andrew Moore”

  1. Martie Lieberman says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs of Detroit by Andrew Moore.

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