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Art Break: Urban Migration Is Explored Through Martin Roemers ‘Metropolis’

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 20, 2017

This week’s Art Break features photography ranging from cityscapes, landscapes and the topography of the individual. We especially recommend our downtown pick as combining all these features in one: the subject matter is the city but the subtext is the individual’s impact on the environment and vice versa. As always, all galleries are free admission.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Anastasia Photo, 142 Ludlow Street between Rivington and Stanton Streets

When: Now through April 26, Tues – Sun: 11-7

Who: Martin Roemers: Metropolis

What: Photographs of urban environments

Why: Places with 10 million persons or more will have an impact on the future of the planet

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Miyako Yoshinaga, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor

When: Now through April 15, Tues-Sat: 11-6

Who: Ken Ohara: Extreme Portraits

What: Intimate and unsettling portraits of friends and strangers

Why: To be still and observe is now an act of unusual behavior

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: DM Contemporary, 39 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor

When: Now through April 22, Wed – Fri: 12-6, Sat: 12-4

Who: Federico Busonero: The Land That Remains

What: Twenty-two photographs documenting Palestinian cultural heritage for UNESCO

Why: The abstract qualities of regional politics versus the people it affects

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street

When: Now through April 1, Wed – Sat: 12-6

Who: Facundo de Zuviría: Siesta Argentina and other modest observations

What: Photo essay reflecting on the economic crisis of Argentina

Why: The urban landscape is made desolate by economic issues

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Cover: Zixia Road and Wangjiazuijiao Street, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 2012, © Martin Roemers / Courtesy of Anastasia Photo.


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