From June 7 through July 9, 2016, Mitchell-Innes & Nash will hand over the gallery space to The Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances, an autonomous group formed in May 2016. The Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances presents If you can’t afford to live here, mo-o-ove!!, an exhibition expanding upon the living archive of artist Martha Rosler’s landmark three-show cycle entitled If You Lived Here…, first shown at the Dia Art Foundation in 1989. The present exhibition draws upon the rich documentary history of If You Lived Here… but will focus primarily on urgent questions of city life today.
Contributors to the exhibition include (list in formation): Cohabitation Strategies, Dan Wiley, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Artist Studio Affordability Project, 596 Acres, Inc., Jeanne van Heeswijk, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, Met Council on Housing, Brooklyn Laundry Social Club, Sasha Sumner, Breaking Ground, Kelly Anderson, Natalie Bookchin among others.