SPAR: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig
SPAR: Photographs from Cuba by Paul Meleschnig at Steven Kasher Gallery. "...In his recurring travels to Cuba between 1997 and 2009, Meleschnig captured boxers and their everyday life of physical training. Gymnasium, ring and street collectively unfold the lives of young men in a sort of visual poem. Through Spar we are offered a viewpoint from which to contemplate contemporary Cuban life. There is an unveiling of restless, frustrated, and resilient youths exercising their voice and fist. One theme is sport as distraction in a suppressive culture."