October 8, 2011 3-5pm at the Queens Museum of Art
SUPERFRONT offers a critical walk-through tour of Detroit: Disassembled that situates the aesthetic of ruination within a larger conversation about representations of Detroit and the post-industrial city. Led by SUPERFRONT curators Chloë Bass and Mitch McEwen, this walking tour launches the Lab for Urban Futures: Detroit, an event series at the Queens Museum of Art. The tour invites viewers to actively engage with and discuss the seductive power of Andrew Moore’s images. The question of iconography is explored in terms of the art historical references at work in Moore’s photographs, as well as through an investigation of the complex role of iconography in the contemporary urban environment. The discussion continues with a presentation on the traveling SUPERFRONT exhibit DETROIT: A BROOKLYN CASE STUDY. Participants are invited to contribute their comments to an upcoming Lab for Urban Futures publication.