New York Paradise Lost
15 October – 26 November 2021
Opening: Thursday, 14th Ocotber, 6 pm
Meet the artist Meryl Meisler: Saturday 23. October, 5 pm
FOTOGALERIE Friedrichshain presents the first European solo exhibition by Meryl Meisler. The New York-based photographer and longtime art teacher in Bushwick, Brooklyn is traveling to Berlin for the first time on the occasion of her 70th birthday, thanks to support from the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation. Her work from the 1970s and 1980s draws a sharp contrast between the difficult social conditions on the streets of Brooklyn and the glamorous, excessive nightlife of the disco era. The image material is selected from the artist’s three photo books “A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick”, “Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City” and “New York PARADISE LOST: Bushwick Era Disco”, that will be available at Fotogalerie.
The supporting program includes workshops for young people and a public panel discussion with Berlin art teachers and cultural professionals. Meryl Meisler will be in Berlin from October 22-31 and will be available for press requests.