April 13, 2012

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce cuba, january 1981, an exhibition of photographs by Martha Rosleropening Friday, April 20 at 534 West 26th Street. This series of color and black-and-white images, including several diptychs, will be on view for the first time.

In early 1981, Rosler joined a group of artists and intellectuals on a cultural tour around the island from Havana to Camagüey, Santiago, and Trinidad, and points in between. She photographed shops, buildings, and people, as well as the posters and billboards that punctuated the roads and urban spaces.

Bracketed chronologically by Rosler’s well-known photo-text work The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems(1974/75) and her influential essay In, around and afterthoughts (on documentary photography) (1981), this series takes its place alongside Rosler’s photographs of airports, roads, shop windows, and public transportation as part of a career-long photographic practice.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 20, 6-8 pm.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash
534 West 26th Street
New York, New York 10001
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Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 6pm