The Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances took over Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s gallery space to give life to If you can’t afford to live here, mo-o-ve!! exhibition which expands the living archive of artist Martha Rosler’s emblematic 1989 three-show cycle entitled If You Lived Here… . The exhibition, which will be open from June 7 through July 9 2016, will show some of the original material consisting of documents, flyers, artwork, and videos representing the housing struggles of the time as well as new material exposing the persistence, evolution and aggravation of some of those struggles.
The present exhibition, like the initial showing, is structured in three parts: Home Front focuses on tenant struggles and gentrification; Homeless: The Street and Other Venues deals with homelessness, both visible and hidden; and City: Visions and Revisionsaddresses urbanism and development. The New Foundation Seattle recently presented the first two parts, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to make the final part of the cycle possible. With the curatorial assistance of Yoko Ott, and in collaboration with Cohabitation Strategies’ co-founder Miguel Robles-Durán, assisted by Daniel Wiley, Sinead Petrasek, Marty Kirchner, and friends, Martha Rosler will present elements of all three parts, with an expanded exploration of contemporary urban conditions constituting the third part, City: Visions and Revisions. A series of town hall discussions dedicated to exploring themes present in the exhibition will take place at Mitchell-Innes & Nash on June 14, 16, 21, and 23 from 6 to 8 pm, hosted by The Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances.
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