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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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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...
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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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Camilo José Vergara
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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,...
THURSDAY APRIL 28, 1988 – SATURDAY MAY 28, 1988 From  Destruction to Construction  presents an overview of the work of Japanese-born artist Tadashi Kawamata, known for using scrap wood to build precarious scaffolds around vacant lots and buildings. The projects included in the exhibition respond to the history of human interaction with sites around New York. From a median strip between Grand and Broome Streets to a group of semi-demolished buildings in Harlem. Often shaped like twisters,...
Topics: Wood, Scaffolds, Vacant Lots, New York, Broome Street, Harlem
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
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by Public Art Fund, 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation
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THURSDAY APRIL 26, 1990 – THURSDAY MAY 24, 1990 In 1986, the Art Commission of the city of New York forged a partnership between the Public Art Fund and the 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation in an attempt to solicit new design proposals for the city’s newsstands. In an effort to provide the City with innovative design alternatives, the Public Art Fund’s Project Committee decided to sponsor a design competition involving artists and architects. The goal of the...
Topics: Public Art Fund, Design Proposal, Newsstands, Competition, Boxes, Waste, Garbage, Public Space
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
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by Gordon Gilbert, Taeg Nishimoto, Kyong Park
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THURSDAY MARCH 5, 1987 – SUNDAY MARCH 29, 1987 Existence  is an exhibition of drawings and models by three New York architects: Gordon Gilbert, Taeg Nishimoto, and Kyong Park. The architects explored the phenomenological potential of architecture with different approaches. The common impetus of the three was the abstract concept of existence, with further discussions on the dynamic relationships between the seen and the unseen and between participation and experience. By looking at...
Topics: Drawings, Models, Phenomenology, Existence, Philosophy
TUESDAY MAY 2, 2006 – SATURDAY JUNE 10, 2006 Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 2, 2006. 6.30-8.30 pm  Gower explores modernity in the context of cities and buildings. His past projects have explored how architecture is represented through movement, the effects of color on modernist architecture, and the internationalist aspect of its design using video projections, site-specific digital prints, and a pavilion built on the grounds of the Jumex Factory in Mexico City. Shown as a digital video...
Topics: Cities, Buildings, Modernism, Jumex Factory, Mexico City, Ciudad Moderna, Despedida de Casada,...
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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Tzvia Stein
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E: 9.22  Tzvia Stein
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1993 – FRIDAY MARCH 19, 1993 John Bennett, George Bennett, Chien-Ming Chao, Adonis Cleanthous, Irena Ivanovich, Ray-Han Jin, Andrea Ljahnicky, Chung-Ting Lo, Senhiko Nakata, Jordan Parnass, Astrid Perlbinder, Eric Worcester Distraction/Surveillance  is an installation created by final-year students from the Graduate School of Architecture at Colombia University under the supervision of Hani Rashid. The exhibition was to question the role of architecture and image-making...
Topics: Installation, Student, Columbia University, Image-Making, Information, John Bennett, George...
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by Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurnamaki, and David Lewis (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis)
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THURSDAY JUNE 12, 1997 – SATURDAY AUGUST 2, 1997 In this exhibition, Storefront presents ten speculative architectural projects by Op’s, a cross-disciplinary collaboration between Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurnamaki, and David Lewis. Works in the exhibition range from realized designs, such as the “Pull of Beauty” installation, to conceptual urban projects. Seemingly banal and overlooked architectures such as movie theaters, health clubs, and video stores formed the centerpieces of their...
Topics: Design, Pull of Beauty, Urban, Banal, Convention, Irrational, Rational
THURSDAY APRIL 25, 1991 – SATURDAY MAY 25, 1991 the  Empty Pedestals Project  is an experimental forum aimed at examining the role of late-twentieth-century public art in the urban environment. The project focuses on ‘predesignated public art sites’ - spaces that were designated by the government as spaces for art. Four of these sites in New York City served as the sites for the new proposals.   Empty Pedestals Project  Ron Baron, Karen Bermann and Jeanine Centuori, Karl Chu, Curtis...
Topics: Forum, Late-Twentieth-Century, Public Art, Urban Environment, Proposal, Ron Baron, Karen Bermann...
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by Michael Webb
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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1989 – SUNDAY MARCH 19, 1989 Speed ’89  showcased selected drawings, models, and texts from Michael Webb’s selected projects, including “Just a House” (1989), “Rotating Garage House” (1988), “Temple Island” (1977– 78), “Drive-in House” (1970s), “Up and Over House” (1966), “House of Doors” (1964), and “Sin Palace” (1962–89).
Topics: Drawings, Models, Texts
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by 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
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,...
SATURDAY MAY 19, 1984 – SUNDAY JUNE 10, 1984 Architecture and Consciousness  is Dan Coma's second solo architecture exhibition at Storefront. J uxtaposited of oriental and occidental elements, the exhibition  was largely influenced by the culture of Dan's native Transylvania (Romania). The exhibition was constituted primarily of drawings of unrealized projects, with critical essays that address architecture as a form of spiritual flight and a means of redemption.
Topics: Oriental, Occidental, Transylvania, Romania, Drawings, Essays, Unrealised Projects, Spiritual,...
TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 1998 – MONDAY JANUARY 11, 1999 In conjunction with the exhibition  Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Arts, Architecture and Design from France, 1958–98  at the Guggenheim Museum, Storefront presented a site-specific installation by artist Claude Lèvêque. The exhibition proposed a speculative and thematic approach to the past forty years of artistic and architectural practices concerning notions of site, territory, and the built environment.
Topics: Guggenheim, France, Site, Territory, Built Environment
THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2008 – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008 In January 2008 Storefront presented an international call for ideas: “What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On the occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual.”   Notes First...
Topics: White House, America, US Government, Architecture, Folklore, Fairytale, Prose, Poetry, Speculative
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 1989 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 1989 Earth, Air and Water Studies  presented Sandy Gellis' large-scale drawings, photo studies, and models of public and private projects. The works in the exhibition see the city, the suburb, and the countryside as a wholistic system in constant evolution.
Topics: Earth, Air, Water, Drawings, Photos, Models, City, Suburb, Countryside, System, Evolution
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 1986 – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1986 Across various media such as performance, video, photography, film, models, and constructed environments, Dan Graham’s works investigate space and perception, actor and the audience, as well as the mechanism of vision in shaping public and private life. His projects do not conform to the paired distinctions of art and architecture, public and private, but take them to a new inquiry. As the first to be held at Storefront’s new gallery...
Topics: Environment, Space, Perception, Mechanism of Vision, Public and Private, 97 Kenmare, Mirror,...
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by Anthony Dunne, Ron Arad, Sebastian Bergne, Nigel Coates, Nick Crosbie, Tom Dixon, Wayne Hemingway, Morag Myerscough, Fiona Raby
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SATURDAY MAY 15, 1999 – SATURDAY JUNE 26, 1999 The exhibition  Zuppa Inglese -  or “English soup,” a popular Italian dessert - explores the ideas, approaches, and inspirations of eight British designers whose disciplines range from architecture, fashion, and graphics to furniture and product design. Featured designers include Dunne & Raby, Tom Dixon, Sebastian Bergne, Nick Crosbie, Nigel Coates, Wayne Hemingway, Morag Myerscough, and Ron Arad. The exhibition provides insight for...
Topics: British, Designers, Fashion, Graphic Design, Furniture Design, Product Design, Inspiration, 1990s,...
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 1990 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 1990 Dan Hoffman's works on view at the Storefront shows a recurrent concern with material processes in architectural constructions, the increasing separation of the architect from the site, and the conditions of buildings. Hoffman’s concern about reestablishing body’s relation to building activities was reflected in six studies of building formwork, each contains and directs liquid materials such as concrete, resin, lead, and wax. The...
Topics: Material Process, Body, Construction, Liquid Material, Formwork, Inversion
TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 1989 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1989 Spiral, Serpent and Sunflower  is a retrospective exhibition for works of Israeli architect Zvi Hecker. Works in the exhibition include “Spiral,” an apartment house in Ramat-Gan, Israel; “Serpent,” The Museum of Art in Palm Springs, California; and “Sunflower,” Ramat-Hasharon City Center, Israel. Frequently incorporating spirals, polyhedric forms, and logarithmic ordering, Hecker's works experiment with organic qualities in...
Topics: Retrospective, Spiral, Serpent, Sunflower, Israel, Polyhedric, Logarithmic, Organic
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1996 – MONDAY APRIL 8, 1996 Martine Bedin, Constantin Boym, Joel Fisher, Tom Joyce, Beth Katleman, Raimund Kummer, Laurene Leon, Ted Muehling, Martin Puryear, Pino Signoretto, Richard Tuttle  Curators: Victoria Milne and Kiki Smith  Exhibition designers: Operatives, Inc. (Paul Lewis, Peter Pelsinski, Marc Tsurumaki) The Pull of Beauty , curated by Victoria Milne and Kiki Smith, examines the role of decoration and ornament in modern design. It posits the existence of...
Topics: Martine Bedin, Constantin Boym, Joel Fisher, Tom Joyce, Beth Katleman, Raimund Kummer, Laurene...
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
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, Pressure Buildings and Blackouts, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic,...
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by Julia Mandle
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 1999 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 1999 Six Square  is a site-specific dance performance conceived by Brooklyn-based experimental arts company J Mandle Performance. It turned Storefront inside-out. Dancers manipulated the positions of the rotating façade panels as they navigated between the threshold of the gallery. This spatial investigation was also prevalent in the multi-layered costumes worn by the dancers. Similar to the panels, the dancers' costumes were also...
Topics: Performance, Inside/ Outside, Panels, Façade, Threshold, Costume, Interior/ Exterior
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Teching Hsieh
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I: 9.26  Teching Hsieh Teching Hsieh was the only performer that completed his performance at another location, opening the door and entering his house to end his one-year performance of living outdoor in New York City. This performance showed the flexibility of the A to Z event.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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
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by Rob Ley, Joshua Stein
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TUESDAY JUNE 2, 2009 – SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2009 An installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture by Rob Ley and Joshua Stein Reef  redefines the role of the architectural envelope by capitalizing on emerging material technology to imbue space with behavioral qualities. In this installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, the public engaged in the new social nuances revealed as an exhibition is redefined by exploding the perceived ‘wall’ separating private and...
Topics: installation, envelope, material technology, behavioral, public/private, wall, membrane,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Kwok Mang Ho
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C: 9.20 - Kwok Mang Ho Kwok, in presenting his plastic bags exploration, had about 50 people running the street simultaneously in rain. Each holding full blown plastic bags, creating sounds and light from their activity. 
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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by Ottmar Hörl, Gabriela Seifert, Götz Stöckmann
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TUESDAY MARCH 27, 1990 – SATURDAY APRIL 21, 1990 Formalhaut  is a West German team comprised of architects Gabriela Seifert, Götz Stöckmann, and artist Ottmar Hörlat. The exhibition features an installation of 100 toy robots that “performed” during the opening. Other projects of  Formalhaut  took the form of temporary installations that alter the perceptions of space and scale. Through constructions, the team seeks to challenge the presuppositions of the built environment. The...
Topics: West German, Robot, Installation, Video, Lecture, Frankfurt, Object, Photo Documentation
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
Opening reception : September 14, 7pm Storefront for Art and Architecture is extremely pleased to announce the inauguration of its 2010-11 exhibition season with a new project by internationally acclaimed artist Do Ho Suh.  The Bridge Project  is Do Ho Suh’s most recent chapter in his ongoing work,  A Perfect Home. Over the past two years Do Ho Suh and his team of researchers, architects, and designers have generated four fantastical bridge designs that propose ways to connect Seoul, South...
Topics: Bridge, Conceptual, Architecture, New York, Seoul, Migration, Homecoming
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by Peter Lang, William Menking, Superstudio
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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2003 – SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 2004 Founded in Florence in 1966, the radical Italian group Superstudio articulated the intellectual crisis of modernism by creating subversive and provocative visions of the future before disbanding in 1978. The exhibition at Storefront presented an installation of Superstudio’s “Twelve Ideal Cities”, a satirical vision of humanity’s search for the perfect lifestyle originally staged in 1972 at Galleria Schema in Florence. From...
Topics: Dodici Citta Ideali, Peter Lang, Piero Frassilinelli, Superstudio, Twelve Ideal Cities, William...
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,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Gabu Heindl, Drehli Robnik, Ruti Sela, Maayan Amir, Yossi Atia, Itamar Rose, Ari Libsker, Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine,
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TUESDAY MARCH 25, 2008 – SATURDAY MAY 3, 2008 1. Mock-Ups in Close-Up   March 25 2008 – April 5 2008 Architectural Models in Cinema 1927 – 2007 A video project by Gabu Heindl and Drehli Robnik, 2008 (105′, running on loop) 2. Come to Israel: It’s hot and wet and we have the Humus   April 8 2008 – April 19 2008 Role Playing in Military Practices, Sexual Practices and Videotaping Video works by Ruti Sela & Maayan Amir and Yossi Atia & Itamar Rose Curated by Joshua Simon 3....
Topics: Joshua Simon, Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine, king Vidor, Housing Problems, The Fountainhead, Peter...
THURSDAY OCTOBER 7, 1999 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13, 1999 (A)way Station  was a traveling exhibition that investigates the physical and psychological dimensions of migration in relation to the domestic space and the city. Compressing migrants and immigrants' experiences into one architectural exhibition, the artists expressed migratory inhabitation at the scale of architectural representation. The installation is comprised of freestanding plywood structures that housed domestic possessions,...
Topics: Migration, Architecture Representation, Plywood, Domesticity, Clothing, Furniture, Resin, Refugee,...
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by Lebbeus Woods
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After a six year hiatus from presenting his work publicly, Lebbeus Woods returned with an exhibition proposing a manifesto for the citizens of Sarajevo who on a daily basis were confronted by the destruction of the built environment they inhabited. Woods’s manifesto proposed methods of incorporating change into daily routines and embracing transition as an unavoidable force in  daily life.
Topics: Sarajevo, citizens, architecture, urbanism, manifesto
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Arlene Schloss
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A: 09.18 - Arlene Schloss Schloss used a number of people in her performance to walk through the street audience and recite her text in differ­ent languages.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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by Seymour Rutkin, Rolland Ristine
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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1985 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 6, 1985 Return to Future  presents independent New York architects Seymour Rutkin and Rolland Ristine's collection of proposals on houses, parks, stadiums, theaters, office buildings, and landscapes. Rutkin’s work originated from a synthesis of organic form with concrete and steel building methods, expressing the physics of compression, tension, and gravity. The exhibition includes drawings, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and explanatory pamphlets....
Topics: Proposal, Organic Form, Concrete and Steel, Drawings, Scrapbooks, Sketchbooks, Pamphlets, Back to...
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1, 1991 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1991 In his exhibition at Storefront, Belgian architect, artist, and urban theorist Luc Deleu presents a range of projects illustrating his principle of urban development. For Deleu, an understanding of the fundamental principles such scale and perspective is necessary. Through it, the eschewal of axial and symmetrical configurations - the standard means in defining monumentality in architecture since antiquity - was possible. Deleu’s work...
Topics: Belgian, Urban Development, Scale, Perspective, Monumentality, Body Volume, Dynamic
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by Pearson Post Industries
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TUESDAY MARCH 26, 1991 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 1991 In response to Operation Desert Storm, the US-led war that had recently broken out in the Persian Gulf, Pearson Post Industries (a group specialized in ‘defense entertainment technologies’) inaugurated Operation Desert Cloud at Storefront and called for the ‘special deployment of an unmanned, automated gallery and multimedia low-definition broadcast-quality music video.’ The main components of Operation Desert Cloud were the...
Topics: Desert Storm, Persian Gulf, Art, Architecture, War, Politics
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by Damon Rich and Jason Anderson (Center for Urban Pedagogy)
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Exhibition photos Notes THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1999 - THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 1999 Hell's Kitchen South: Developing Strategies illustrated how a collaborative design model involving a variety of parties from different disciplines could creatively manage the development of a neighborhood facing increased market pressure.
Topics: Hells Kitchen, Development, Urbanism, Damon Rich, Jason Anderson
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by Linda Ganjian, Kim Holleman, Marie Sauvaitre
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WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 2006 – SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2006 Organized by Yasmeen M. Siddiqui, Associate Curator, Storefront  Ganjian, Holleman, and Sauvaitre use the languages of sculpture, installation, and landscape photography to represent points of intersection, where landscapes (urban and rural) and nomadic architectures meet. Ganjian builds utopian cities on jewel case-like velvet pedestals and carpets. Ganjian‘s carpets are inspired by icons from her childhood: the urban landscape surrounding...
Topics: Sculpture, Installation, Landscape Photography, Nomadic, Urban and Rural, Utopian Architecture,...
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by Thomas Finkelpearl
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Exhibition Photos Notes THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1985 - SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 1985 In response to the controversy surrounding Richard Serra's Tilted Arc, Storefront invited 29 artists and critics to address the issue of public art in relation to the Federal Plaza site. The exhibition was an attempt to bridge the gap between the intellectual elite and the public, as well as to constructively reframe the debate surrounding the sculpture. While the highly emotional public debate focused on whether the...
Topics: Public Art, Richard Serra, Federal Plaza, Policy, Plaza, Public Space, Architecture, Legality
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2003 – SUNDAY OCTOBER 26, 2003 Urban Renewal: The City without a Ghetto was part of a constellation of projects that investigated how inhabited areas came to be labeled as officially unwanted, unneeded, or unimportant, and the various means used in attempts to remove, renew, revitalize, or redevelop these areas through planning. Using Urban Renewal as a point of departure, this exhibition examined selected episodes and themes in New York and Chicago, the primary case...
Topics: New York, Chicago, Ghetto, James Baldwin, Robert Moses, Post WW II, Urban Renewal, Housing Act,...
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
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
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by Marko Lulic
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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
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
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by Frank Shifreen, Scott Siken
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MONDAY OCTOBER 18, 1982 – FRIDAY OCTOBER 29, 1982 Organized by the Gowanus Memorial Artyard,  Gowanus Canal Redefined  presented proposals from an architectural competition, which called for critical reinterpretations of the Gowanus Canal area in Brooklyn, New York. Once being a vital industrial complex, the area had suffered from neglect and dilapidation till the early 1980s. In addition to many underused factory buildings, the neighborhood features a seawater canal and open park spaces....
Topics: Gowanus Canal, Industral Complex, Competition, Superfund, Todd Ayoung, Dennis Joyce, Stephen Korns,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Des Refuses
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H: 9.25  Des Refuses
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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by Enric Miralles, Carme Pinós
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TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 1990 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1990 Three Projects 1985–90  presented works of  Barcelona-based architects Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, two  designers well known in Europe at the time but were relatively unfamiliar to the American audience.  The show includes  a series of drawings, models, and photographs of the two's recent works.
Topics: Barcelona, Drawings, Models, Photographs
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by Joe McDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LLC
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TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2006 – SATURDAY APRIL 15, 2006 The Bone Wall  by Joe MacDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LCC explored the “continuity" and "connectedness”, two indicators of topological form for digitally generated patterns. For the installation at Storefront, McDonald used advanced algorithmic/parametric software to extend the concept of pattern to a point where the basic element or cell change incrementally in morphology over the course of its run. All 72 cells that made up...
Topics: Continuity, Connectedness, Topological Form, Digital, Pattern, Morphology, Structure
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by Steve Barry
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FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 1988 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1988 Poseidon  is an installation designed as a direct response to Storefront’s architectural space. The artist took inspiration from the long triangular shape of the gallery as a scaled image over distance. The installation included a series of works referred to by Steve Barry as “mechanical performances”. The arrival of a visitor would trigger sequential movements, cinematic images, and audio effects from the installation.
Topics: Installation, Space, Triangular, Scale, Kinetic
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by Various photographers
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2007 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 22, 2007 There are more than 300 Chinatowns around the world today. Many have disappeared, with new ones are born each year. Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Chinatown Film Festival New York, offered a tour of the Chinatowns around the world. Despite clichés, Chinatowns are defined by their differences as much as their similarities. Some are rundown ghettos; others are modern sites for recent development. From large and...
Topics: Chinatown, World, Chinatown Film Festival, New York, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Glasgow,...
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
O: 10.02  Dragan Ilic
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 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 offcut of urban space, measuring approximately 160 feet in length and 40 feet at its base. The redesign intends to turn this under-used traffic island into an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
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by Gramazio & Kohler
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2009 Pike Loop installation construction period: October 5-27, 2009 On public display: October 27, 2009-September 17, 2010 Demolition on September 17, 2010 Location:  Pike Street between Division Street and East Broadway ( map )  In September 2009, Storefront for Art and Architecture inaugurated an exhibition of the work of Swiss architects  Gramazio & Kohler   , Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich and, in conjunction...
Topics: Ribot, Installation, Pike Street, Division Street, East Broadway, Swiss, Architecture and Digital...
THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2008 – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008 In January 2008 Storefront presented an international call for ideas: “What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On the occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual.”   Notes Second...
Topics: White House, Government, Superstudio, Politics, America, Power, Future, Tomorrow
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by Wellington Reiter
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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,...
SATURDAY APRIL 3, 1993 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1993 In  Body Object Landscape , Michele Saee examined architecture as a spatial extension of all of the senses of the body beyond visual ones. His architectural work emphasizes the role of the human hand in the creative process, in attempting to counteract the proliferation of machine-created forms.
Topics: Body, Senses, Hand, Creative, Machine
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by Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner
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Photographs by  Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23, 1996 – WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29, 1997 The Mosques of New York  is a collaborative project aims at documenting each of the Muslim communities' mosques. Its goal was to highlight the ways in which these buildings reflect and create identities for Muslims under a dense urban fabric. The project reflects a desire to disrupt the image of Islam as...
Topics: Mosque, Muslim, Community, Identity, Testimony, Spatial Analysis, Photo, Documentation
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by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
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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...
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 1998 With works by Benjamin Aranda, Beril Guvendik, Lukas Huggenberger, Ryan Hullinger, Yanni Kaklamanis, Kak Lai, Stephen Luk, Ben Pollard, Qiang Su, Philippe Waelle, and Daniel Yang.
Topics: Benjamin Aranda, Beril Guvendik, Lukas Huggenberger, Ryan Hullinger, Yanni Kaklamanis, Kak Lai,...
exhibition photos Notes "FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2000 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2000 Questioning the traditional relationship between interior and exterior, Dutch designer Petra Blaisse developed a new vocabulary for experimental interior and landscape environments, frequently introducing movement into otherwise stable architecture. The instability of space, of architecture, is not only questioned; it is embraced. Movements: Introduction to a Working Process,"" the first exhibition...
Topics: Petra Blaisse, Inside, Outside, Textile, Facade, Experimental interior, Landscape, Movement,...
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by Linda Ganjian, Kim Holleman, Marie Sauvaitre
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WEDNESDAY JUNE 28, 2006 – SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2006 Organized by Yasmeen M. Siddiqui, Associate Curator, Storefront  Ganjian, Holleman, and Sauvaitre use the languages of sculpture, installation, and landscape photography to represent points of intersection, where landscapes (urban and rural) and nomadic architectures meet. Ganjian builds utopian cities on jewel case-like velvet pedestals and carpets. Ganjian‘s carpets are inspired by icons from her childhood: the urban landscape surrounding...
Topics: Sculpture, Installation, Landscape Photography, Nomadic, Urban and Rural, Utopian Architecture,...
S: 10.06  Aigars Kildiss
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Exhibition photos Notes SATURDAY MAY 8, 2004 -  SATURDAY JUNE 5, 2004 For over a decade, Milan-based photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke travelled to over 100 countries around the world, creating an archive of images about human activity in the most varied natural and man-made landscapes. The resulting archive consisted of a series of atlases that simultaneously captured intimate local situations and radical large-scale transformations in the landscape. Linke's work as a photographer...
Topics: Landscape, atlas, local, scale, fiction, Power, Politics, Architecture, Art
THURSDAY MAY 7, 1987 – SUNDAY MAY 31, 1987 The  Berlin-New York  exhibition is a collaboration between five pairs of Berlin and New York-based artists. For the show, each pair of artists created new works collaboratively. The exhibition was among many that celebrated Berlin's 750th anniversary.
Topics: Berlin, New York, Anniversary, Bärbel Rothhaar, Werner Zein, Peter Mönnig, Norbert Stück,...