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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions

As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-vis...



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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1997 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 1997 Landscape Urbanism  seeks to redefine urban infrastructure as a category of landscape design in its own right. The exhibition examines landscape architecture under the context of the urban environment, as opposed to being defined as an art historical genre, environmental science, or applied art. As such, traditional disciplinary distinctions between architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design were suspended in favor of an...
Topics: Landscape, Urbanism, Infrastructure, Architecture, Art History, Applied Art, Environmental Science,...
V: 10.09  Carolee Schneemann,  Burnout, a performative lecture
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, the narrative of the cat, Performance, Performance A to Z
F: 9.23  Angela Hans Angela Hans soaked herself with a water hose outside the Storefront, creating a dual action, visual and sound.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
K: 9.28  R & V Gerlovin
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
6 photo prints
press release; announcement from Goethe House New‌York; woodcut print; info card; program schedule; announcement, postcard from Nobert Stuck.
10 photo prints
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1989 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 23, 1989 Too Close: Cosmos Mechanicool  presents works by  Los Angeles-based practice COR-TEX Architecture led by Neil Denari.  The selected projects include a theoretical world library, a design proposal for the Los Angeles Gateway Competition, and one for the Tokyo International Forum Competition. On view  are  Denari's drawings , models, photographs, and texts.
Topics: Library, Competition, Drawings, Models, Photographs, Texts
SATURDAY MARCH 21, 1992 – SATURDAY APRIL 25, 1992 Memory of the Future  presents two major projects by Austrian architect Gunther Domenig: the Steinhaus in Steindorf and the Funder Factory. The presented materials are drawings, photographs, models, and video documentation of the construction sites. 
Topics: Austrian, Drawings, Photographs, Models, Videos, Construction Site
SATURDAY MAY 8, 1993 – TUESDAY JUNE 8, 1993 This exhibition presents models, drawings, and other materials from four architectural projects: Suspension at La Guardia Airport, Altered Residence for a Neurobiologist, Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World, and Un-Occupied Territory: An Economic Ecology. The spatial arrangement within the gallery  was intended to raise questions around issues of contingency, interval, and discontinuity.
Topics: Models, Drawings, Projects, Contingency, Interval, Discontinuity
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2006 A commission by Storefront for Art and Architecture  Curated by Yasmeen M. Siddiqui  Opening reception: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30—8:30 pm  DESCRIPTION    Fascia refers to the body’s connective tissue to a sheath or the protective membrane surrounding wheat or bodily organs, a collection of objects that give the appearance of a band or a stripe, an opening or doorway, or the layered surface that creates the illusion of dividing...
Topics: Yasmeen M. Siddiqui, Body, Tissue, Performance, Videos, Drawings, Façade, Device, Face,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings by Matilde Cassani, an archive and exhibition that unveils the secret sacred territory throughout New York.      Sept 14-Nov 5, 2011 Opening Reception September 13, 7pm   Through analytical and speculative works , Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings  is a public archive and exhibition that explores the impact of religious diversity on the contemporary city and the new, non-traditional spaces in which...
Topics: Sacred Space, Symbolism, Religion, Culture, New York, Architecture, Decoration, Holy
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 1991 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 1991 As questions concerning human's relationship with nature took on a surging urgency in the early 1990s, Storefront embarked on a series of ecology-themed exhibitions. T wo triangular spaces were created within the gallery space t o accommodate Mel Chin’s installation  The State of Heaven . At the west end of the gallery, a large hand-knotted carpet floated above the heads of the viewers. Its condition represents the global meteorological...
Topics: Nature, 1990s, Ecology, Carpet, Meteorology, Ozone Layer, Monitors, Fractal Program
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- Storefront for Art and Architecture
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List of participants and selections of entries
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20, 1986 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 27, 1986 November to December 1986:   To celebrate its fifth year of programming and its relocation to 97 Kenmare Street, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents a comprehensive review of its past projects, exhibitions, performances, and other programs hosted at its former space at 51 Prince Street. The exhibition features  Homeless at. Home, Adam’s House in Paradise, After Tilted Arc,  and  Centers  by Lebbeus Woods, among many...
Topics: Fifth Year, Programming, Relocation, 97 Kenmare, 51 Prince, Group Exhibition, Lebbeus Woods
press release; artist statement
1 press release; 1 MAK exhibition info; exhibition plan at Storefront
"Deciphering the City's Hidden Code: Is That a Mountain or a Sidewalk?" by J.A. Lobbia for August 28, 2001 Village Voice
Source: folio
Invitation for closing event; project description
Project statement
Press release; Postcard
Artist and project statement, 1 correspondent including a list of photographic material for the exhibition
Source: folio
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- James Bradbury, Dan Coma, Thomas K. Davis, Luc Deleu, Koen Deprez, Michael A. Manfredi, Michael Mindlin, Thomas Navin, Kyong Park, Steven Piersanti, Frederic Schwartz, Chip Sullivan, Terence Riley, Johanna Vandenbulcke, Rod W. Whatley
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post card, galley proof of poster, press release, submission guideline
Postcards; Event poster;
Source: folio
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- Kyong Park and Storefront For Art and Architecture
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Correspondance, List of participants
Between War and Peace  was an exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. In 1945, at the end of the war, and at the beginning of the U.N. era, a final meeting between Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Josef Stalin convened. The exhibition was inspired by an old photograph, taken on this occasion, of the world’s leaders posing for history’s camera. Fifty years later, Komar and Melamid returned to the image and incorporated it in their plans for a...
Topic: Between War and Peace
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
- OPENOFFICE and cOPENhagenOFFICE/Tanja Jordan
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Correspondences
documents: curatorial text, check list, project descriptions
Building Codes film screenings, glossaries, paraSITE, and description plate of 'Sukkah', video by Francisca Benitez (2001)
Invitation from Sarah Herda to Ines Schaber and Jorg Stollman to present an exhibition at Storefront; version of the description of the project written by Jorg Stollmann; text about the project
SATURDAY MAY 8, 1993 – TUESDAY JUNE 8, 1993 This exhibition presents models, drawings, and other materials from four architectural projects: Suspension at La Guardia Airport, Altered Residence for a Neurobiologist, Imperfect Utopia: A Park for the New World, and Un-Occupied Territory: An Economic Ecology. The spatial arrangement within the gallery  was intended to raise questions around issues of contingency, interval, and discontinuity.
Topics: Models, Drawings, Projects, Contingency, Interval, Discontinuity
Interactive, voice-activated installation, including Light Switch Device; Illumination Devicel; A Dog Transition Device; Pre-Trigger Safety Lock Device.
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- Claudia Dias, Dirk Hebel, Fernando Romero, Lorenzo Romito, Eunice Seng
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5 photograph of installation view
Source: folio
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- Mary Ellen Carroll
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Press Release
Press Release
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1995 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 1995 City Museum  consists of a series of works that explore the relationship between the city and the cultural industry; between tourism and spectacle. It also examines the status of monuments in a society where memory is no longer embedded in stone or bronze but reside elsewhere. 
Topics: Cultural Industry, Tourism, Monument, New York
brochure
Source: folio
THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2010 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary,  Koolhaas HouseLife   , which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation’s  Architecture on Film   series of...
Topics: Film, Documentary, Housekeeping, Window Cleaners, Experience, Koolhaas HouseLife, Pomerol, Herzog...
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 2, 2007 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2007 BIG is a Copenhagen based group of over 80 architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research, and development. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. In their projects, BIG tests the effects of size and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the triple bottom line of the social, economic, and ecological...
Topics: Social, Economic, Ecological, Mix-Use, Programs, Residential, LEGO, Copenhagen, Neighborhood,...
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2006 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2006 Ault and Beck’s exhibition  Information  investigated the production of poverty within the U.S. Based on governmental data referring to measures of poverty over the last forty years as well as the increasing income gap,  Information  focused on systemic parameters for what constituted poverty as a socio-economic condition, with particular emphasis on the “poverty line.” In this context, the poverty line is understood as a...
Topics: Poverty, Governmental Data, Income Gap, Poverty Line, Economic
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
- BA BA ARC, Dan Coma, Neil Denari, Steven Holl, Bill Lane, Kyong Park, SITE, Lebbeus Woods
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THURSDAY JUNE 6, 1985 – SUNDAY JUNE 23, 1985 Independent Visions  featured the work of BA BA ARC, Dan Coma, Neil Denari, Steven Holl, Bill Lane, Kyong Park, SITE, and Lebbeus Woods. It belongs to the  Portfolios in Architecture  exhibition.
Topics: Features, Documents, Drawings
press release, project proposa (grant application), 2 drawings
The New American Ghetto  was a collaborative, multi-media project that addressed the crisis in public housing and urban community development in North American cities. Based on the extensive research and documentation of photojournalist Camilo José Vergara and including contributions by the Municipal Art Society, the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and the staff of Storefront itself, the joint exhibition demonstrated how the legacy of urban development, undertaken in...
Topics: public housing, community development, North America, Municipal Arts Society, Neighborhoods, Decay,...
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 Images are from the winning projects: Craig Abel (Photo 1), Alberto Kalach (Photo 2-3), Ted Sheridan (Photo 4), Suzan Wines (Photo 5-9),  Mas Yendo (Photo 10) In collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Storefront initiated a competition to redesign the Lt. Petrosino Park, a wedge-shaped open space at the intersection of Lafayette, Centre and Kenmare Streets, and Cleveland Place. Like Storefront itself, Petrosino Park is an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
WEDNESDAY APRIL 3, 1996 – MONDAY APRIL 8, 1996 One hundred and fifteen discarded objects were collected from the streets of downtown Manhattan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Long Island City, Queens over one day.   These objects form a  self-supporting structure in compression, spanning the interior of the Storefront. They are supported only by industrial saran wrap, working in tension as an exterior skin.  
Topics: Found Objects, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Long Island City, Compression, Structure, Tension, Skin,...
WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 1999 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1999 Co-curated by Linda Pollak and landscape architect Paula Meijerink,  Landscape Architect  presents an overview of Yves Brunier’s collages of landscape architecture proposals. Throughout his brief career, curtailed by his sudden death at age 29  in 1991 , Brunier reinvented the notion of the garden in the city, illustrating his ideas with imaginative  collages .
Topics: Landscape, Collage, Garden, City, Imagination
Exhibition Photos Notes THURSDAY MAY 16, 2002 – SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2002  Designed to float along the California coastline, Wave Garden, a proposed 480-acre membrane made of 11,734 piezoelectric tiles, was intended to function as an alternative power plant Monday through Friday, oscillating with the ocean waves and generating energy. During the weekends, Wave Garden would be transformed into a publicly-accessible landscape whose availability to the public would be inversely proportional to the...
Topics: Wave Garden, Yusuke Obuchi
This exhibition, the second by Lebbeus Woods at Storefront, included over 50 pen and ink drawings that aimed to focus public and critical attention on the concept of centrality as it applies to architecture and social existence. Among the works shown were  Citylimit, QUAD, Geomechanical Tower  and  Neomechanical Tower
Topics: critical attention, centrality
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- Adam Purple, Storefront for Art and Architecture
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Proposal 1, Letter to Housing Authority, Adam Purple's Statement
Press Release, Press
11 photos; 4 photo prints.
press release, text by Kurgan "Interface: Head Up, Head Down
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
- Victoria Milne and Kiki Smith
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Exhibition design text and drawings
Source: folio
Press Release
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1992 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1992 Pressure Buildings and Blackouts  is Mark West's site-specific installation that engages with Storefront’s gallery space, its façade, and the street. Employing a technique in casting concrete with tension membranes, West created a series of sensual, organic concrete forms that extended onto the street via specially-carved openings in the gallery’s façade. These experiments allude to an entirely new, unexplored territory of...
Topics: Installation, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic, Drawings, Collages, Photographs
Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  was an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War, the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition was a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air Force Base, at the edge of Lake Champlain and the...
Topics: Missile Silos, United States. Air Force, Military bases, Plattsburgh (N.Y.)
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
- Bolles + Wilson (Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles)
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(pending permission) Includes: Münster Library, Competition First Prize 1987 (image 1) Housing Block, Krakow (image 2) Tokyo Opera, competition entry, 1986 (image 3&4) The Ninja House, First prize Shenhenshiku Competition, 1988 (image 5,6,7) Cosmos Street Office Building, Tokyo, 1989 (image 8,9,10,11) Blackburn House, London, 1988 Paradise Bridge, Amsterdam Fort Aspern Bridge, 1989 Sculpture Hall for Kassel Documenta, Competition entrry, 1989 Center for Art and Media Technology, Karsruhe....
5 Project Atlas statements
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- Servo (David Erdman, Marcelyn Gow, Ulrika Karlsson, Chris Perry)
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How can one begin to speculate on the negotitation between commercialism and design? To what extent can architecture and design begin to address commercial trends and mass production? These and other questions are central to Servo's investigations into urban inhabitation and development in the 21st Century
X: 10.11  RL Seltman
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
- Armin Linke; curated by Anselm Franke
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Press release; an email from Anselm Franke to Robert Thill
Drawings Notes TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2005 – FRIDAY DECEMBER 23, 2005 Modernity in YU is Marko Lulic’s first solo exhibition in New York City. Modernity in YU includes video works and sculpture, and revisits the modern movement as it played out in communist Yugoslavia during the Titoist era. Modernism, as an artistic expression, was embodied in an ambitious series of monuments littered throughout the country. Lulic worked from the 1978 catalog Spomenici Revolucije 1898-1937-1977, which...
Topics: Yugoslavia, Sculpture, Monument
THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2010 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary,  Koolhaas HouseLife   , which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation’s  Architecture on Film   series of...
Topics: Film, Documentary, Housekeeping, Window Cleaners, Experience, Koolhaas HouseLife, Pomerol, Herzog...
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Performance A to Z celebrated the opening of the Storefront for Art and Architecture at 51 Prince St. in New York City in 1982. The series of performance was coordina­ted by Arlene Schloss and RL Seltman. Each of the 26 participating artists, performers and musicians was assigned a letter of the alphabet; every evening at 8pm, from Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, for 26 consecutive nights, a different artist carried out a performance in the gallery space or the nearby sidewalk. All performances were free...
Publication draft
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5, 1992 – FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 1993 The Art of Copy  is an exhibition of works of Los Angeles-based architect Dagmar Richter. It explores alternative readings of cultural and urban patterns. Via understandings of extreme conditions of cities - the fragmentation of Los Angeles, the Stasi of Berlin, and the destruction of Beirut - Richter's work introduced horizontal interconnections, imploding boundaries, and attempts to stitch environmental wounds. Richter’s intent was to...
Topics: City, Los Angeles, Stasi, Berlin, Beirut, Environmental, Urban, Feminist
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
- Michele Saee
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Work in Exhibition
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- Damon Rich and Jason Anderson (Center for Urban Pedagogy)
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documents: press release, curatorial text, descriptions of works
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- Storefront for Art and Architecture, Gowanus Memorial Artyard (Frank Shifreen, Scott Siken)
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SF exhibition announcement, competition annoucement, postcard, poster and 1 contact sheet of the site
Press release; 1 vitrine sketch; 4 sketches; 1 vitrine sketch copy
press release; about the project; project description
Press release; Page description
Documents: correspondences, consignment agreement
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- Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)
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documents: project description, list of works, introduction text