Tag : Jr & Jose Parla

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The Wrinkles of the City, Havana, Cuba

May 7 – July 12, 2013

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
505 W24th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Wrinkles of the City was started by JR in Cartagena, Spain and has been reprised in Shanghai, Los Angeles, and most recently, Havana. In 2012, JR and Parlá photographed and interviewed dozens of senior citizens who lived through the Cuban revolution, flyposting colossal black-and-white portraits of their subjects on the walls of city buildings. Parlá, who is of Cuban descent, interlaces the images with palimpsestic, calligraphic writings and color. In a city devoid of commercial imagery, JR and Parlá’s enormous yet intimate portraits offer a stunningly humane contrast to the endless repetition of political icons.

Opening reception Tuesday May 7, 6-8 PM
Artist Page->Link

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Jr & José Parlá The Wrinkles of the City Havana Cuba

Saturday December 8, 2012 7 -11 PM

The Standard Spa
40 Island Ave
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

A screening of the film which documents the artists’ collaboration in Cuba will be shown at 9PM and 10PM. Signed copies of the book will be exclusively available.

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