Martin Boyce, City of Disappearances installation view; Courtesy CCA Wattis Institute / Photo by Johnna Arnold Photography.
Understanding cities, or our relationship to them emotionally and physically, requires breaking things into smaller relatable parts, but how I wonder do we do that now, in the present? How do we understand the city as human while facing eviction and gentrification? City of Disappearances does not answer by saying: look to the past, it was different then. Rather, any nostalgia manifested by the exhibition speaks to fluidity and a non-linear history of the stories cities tell.
The exhibition is on view through December 14. Starting on October 26, a series of public programs called Citydetours will kick off with an excursion led by grupa o.k. (Julian Myers Szupinska and Joanna Szupinska Myers).