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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive

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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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,...
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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
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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,...
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Large-format, newsprint newsletters designed and produced by Storefront staff for nearly every exhibition since 1982. In 2009, all existing newsletters were digitized for Storefront Newsprints: 1982-2009, a large-format book produced by the organization’s staff.
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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 1983 - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1983 The exhibition Money on Money was the result of an open call for ideas issued by Storefront aimed at generating discussion around what was perceived as a culture of capital-centric consumption. Participants in the competition were asked to send in redesign the one-dollar bill to reflect the true social values of the contemporary era. Instructions on the flyer, which featured partially blanked-out reproductions of both sides of a U.S....
Topics: Money, Capitalism, Consumption, Dollar
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,...
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
Storefront Façade
Storefront Façade
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Since 1985 Storefront has occupied a unique ground-level space on Kenmare Street, a major downtown thoroughfare between New York City’s Chinatown/Little Italy/Soho neighborhoods. Storefront’s innovative program and its dynamic façade attract a highly diverse audience of over 40,000 annual visitors. Designed in 1993 by artist Vito Acconci and architect Steven Holl, The Façade Project resulted in a striking series of rotating panels that create a porous border between Storefront’s narrow...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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...
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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...
THURSDAY MARCH 24, 1988 – SATURDAY APRIL 23, 1988 The Dissipation of Our Bodies Into the City  is the first gallery exhibition in the United States by the Austrian architecture office Coop Himmelb(l)au. Their work incorporated criticism, sculpture, prose, poems, urban planning, manifestos, projects, actions, statements, sketches, and commentary to support experimentations in space. The exhibition included photographs of their three previous projects,  a series of large photocopy-based...
Topics: Coop Himmelblau, Urbanism, City, Manifesto
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by Raumlabor Berlin
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THURSDAY APRIL 16, 2009 Spacebuster is a mobile inflatable structure – a portable, expandable pavilion – designed to transform public spaces of all kinds into points for community gathering. A new iteration of a past Raumlabor project, the Küchenmonument (presented in Europe in 2006-8), this marked the first appearance of the Spacebuster in the US as it traveled throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn for 10 consecutive evenings hosting various community events. The pavilion is comprised of an...
Topics: Berlin, Germany, Urbanism, 1999, Europe, Mobile, Inflatable, Structure, Pavilion, Community,...
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
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...
Project DMZ
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An extensive Storefront project aimed at addressing from an architectural standpoint the effects of conflict by proposing alternative spatial strategies in relation to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Taking the DMZ as an exemplification of political, military and economic polarization, the project called for the use of design strategies rather than military force to initiate paths toward reunification of the Korean peninsula and its people. Project DMZ was structured as an open forum that...
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by Jan Kaplicky, Amanda Levete
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Headed by Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete, London-based architecture practice Future Systems explored the application of advanced and adaptive technology in architecture. Influenced by the automotive, marine, aviation and space industries, Future Systems envisaged a new generation of ecological architecture defined by its versatility, efficiency and performance. Merging technology with organicism, their projects utilized advanced industrial materials such as satinised light-reflectors, PVC...
Topic: Future Systems
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Carolee Schneemann
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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
Storefront Façade
by Kyong Park, Shirin Neshat, Claudia Gould, Steven Holl, Vito Acconci
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The storefront section of the gallery eventually became a crucial part of each exhibition and performance, even prior to the current facade of the institution. From 1982 to 1986 the gallery was located in 51 Prince Street. In 1986, the organization was moved to the current site in Soho area, in a former tire shop on 97 Kenmare Street.  In 1992, architect Steven Holl and artist Vito Acconci were commissioned by co-directors Kyong Park and Shirin Neshat and curator Claudia Gould to transform...
Topic: The Facade
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
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In 1992, architect Steven Holl and artist Vito Acconci were commissioned by co-directors Kyong Park and Shirin Neshat and curator Claudia Gould to transform Storefront for Art and Architecture’s aging facade through a collaborative architectural intervention. Seeking to introduce improbability and to puncture the façade, Acconci and Holl inserted a series of hinged panels arranged in a puzzle-like configuration into the façade. When the panels are locked in their open position, the façade...
Topic: The Facade
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Bolles + Wilson (Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles)
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1990 – SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1990 The exhibition  Western Objects Eastern Fields  presents  architects Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles'  projects in Europe and Japan. The two's work situated in between theory and practice in architecture. Works exhibited included their first-prize entry for the Munster New City Library, which questioned the role of the library in the age of electronic information.
Topics: Theory, Practice, Library, Electronic Information
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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
Homeless At Home
Homeless At Home
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Homeless At Home: A Public Project (1984 – 1986): "Homeless at Home," a collaboration between Mojdeh Baratloo, Clifton Balch, Rebecca Martin, Glenn Weiss and Kyong Park, began in 1984 as a collective endeavor to attract attention to the plight of the rapidly-growing number of homeless people in New York City. This group of artists and architects participating in Homeless at Home undertook to use artistic practice as a means of social action and engagement.
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Pia Lindman
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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,...
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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...
Exhibition photos Notes FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2002 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2002  Wannaville was created by Megan Sullivan in Berlin over the course of one year, from September 1998 to September 1999. The project was produced by taking five to seven rolls of film per week, recording daily activities throughout the city, processing the film at a drugstore, organizing the images into a series of sequences, and color-copying each sequence to create a booklet. This process resulted in a set of 102...
Topics: German, culture, aesthetics, Berlin, Book, Film
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
by Yoshiko Chuma
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P: 10.03  Yoshiko Chuma Yoshiko Chuma's group invaded the street with dancing movements, jumping over passing cars and trucks. They utilized the stop-and-go sign traffic to compose and direct their spontaneous movements.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Yves Klein
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TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2005 – SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005 For the first time,   Air Architecture  presented Yves Klein’s architectural projects and theories,  with particular attention to his idea of "the void" as an immaterial architecture. Relying upon the four elements — air, water, fire, and earth — Klein envisioned a world in which man lives in harmony with the four natural elements through  Air Architecture . Famous for his blue-themed monochromes and performances, Klein had a...
Topics: The Void, Immaterial, Four Elements
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive
by Maarten Van Severen
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Storefront for Art and Architecture is pleased to present DIMENSIONS an exhibition of photographs by the Belgian designer Maarten Van Severen (1956-2005). DIMENSIONS was created for the De Coker Gallery in Gent, Belgium, where Van Severen was asked to make an exhibition relating to the ideas and inspirations that informed his design work. In place of design objects, these photographs reflect the creative vision that fueled their creation.  The exhibition features the film  MAARTEN VAN...
Topics: Maarten Van Severen, Photography
Institutional Records
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Administrative material including general correspondence, organizational profiles, photos, gallery and façade maintenance records, general operation files, realia and files for Storefront’s former directors.
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive
by Bart Prince and Neil Denari
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Photos Notes Issued in conjunction with the duo exhibition of Bart Prince and Neil Denari held at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. "The work of Neil Denari is in the tradition of imagination, in his search to discover the new(s) and rediscover the old(s)?" - Kyong Park and Glenn Weiss
Topics: Neil Denari, Bart Prince
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Beatriz Colomina, Dennis Dollens, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Cindi Patton, Henry Urbach, Mark Wigley
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Published by New York, N.Y.: Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1994. Printed Book, p. 235 : ill. ; 28 cm
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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 - Exhibitions
by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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TUESDAY APRIL 8, 1997 – SATURDAY MAY 24, 1997 The idea for the exhibition  Liminal Bodies  evolved from the work of Raoul Bunschoten and CHORA, a non-profit London-based organization focuses on urban studies. O ften commissioned by universities, architects, community groups and civic authorities,  t he two's had conducted research in developing new models and positions, with specific analysis on the state of urban environments in the 1990s. Their work ranges from theoretical...
Topics: Non-Profit, University, Community, Civic, 1990s, Theoretical, Educational, Cultural, Urban
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.”     As a symbol...
Topics: Call for Ideas, Beatriz Colomina, Stefano Boeri, Liz Diller, John Maeda, Geoff Manaugh, Mark...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Smith-Miller + Hawkinson
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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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Lebbeus Woods,
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WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 1994 – SATURDAY JUNE 11, 1994 After a six-year hiatus, Lebbeus Woods returned to the public with an exhibition that consists of a manifesto for the citizens of Sarajevo, where the destruction of the built environment affects the daily life of its citizens. Woods’ manifesto introduces means of incorporating change into daily routines and embracing transition as an unavoidable force in daily life. 
Topics: Manifesto, Destruction, Citizen, Daily Routine
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Yusuke Obuchi
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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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Association of Architects Bosnia-Herzegovina (Das-Sabih)
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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4, 1995 – SATURDAY MARCH 18, 1995 Warchitecture-Sarajevo: A Wounded City  is a multi-media exhibition that shows the documentation of the destruction of architecture in Sarajevo through photographs, films, audio-tape, and personal testimony. Created by the Bosnia-Herzegovina Association of Architects (Das-Sabih) in Sarajevo between May 1992 and October 1993,  Warchitecture  describes the combined physical and psychological assault against the civilian population through...
Topics: War, Destruction, Sarajevo, Photographs, Films, Audio-Tape, Personal Testimony, Physical,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Krystof Wodiczko, Kate Ericson, Mel Ziegler
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THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 1988 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13, 1988 Temporary Public Art  explores the work of five artists who embrace temporality as inspiration for the production of public art. The exhibition includes documentation of and elements from temporary projects by Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Krystof Wodiczko, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler. In criticizing the professionalization of public art production, these artists sought to question the assumptions of artistic interventions in public space.
Topics: Public Art, Temporality
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Events
by Storefront for Art and Architecture
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project proposal by Amerigo Marras, newletter, press release, program and schedule, a letter from Kyong Park to Panelists, and 3 photographs
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by Lebbeus Woods
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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: Lebbeus Woods, Drawing, Architecture, Art
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
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...
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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by äda ‘web, Cherise Fong, Toland Grinnell, Jenny Holzer, Ainatte Inbal, Muntadas, Matthew Ritchie, Vivian Selbo, Julia Scher, Andrea Scott, Benjamin Weil, Lawrence Weiner
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Press release; Exhibition concept a collage of pages of "ada web"
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by Peter Lang and William Menking, with Superstudio
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"Superstudio: Life Without Objects" exhibition plan sketches, early proposal
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Robert Parker
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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 1984 – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 1984 Exhibition of the work of New York-based artist and sculptor Robert Parker. Parker also participated in  After Tilted Arc , a group exhibition held at Storefront in the following year.
Topics: After Tilted Arc, Sculpture
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Franklin Furnace
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by Storefront for Art and Architecture
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Posters: exhibition, and benefit
Topics: Adam’s House in Paradise, Architecture, Diller + Scofidio, Eric Owen Moss, Lebbeus Woods, Neil...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Mark West
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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,...
Printed Book (unbound), 18 p. : ill. ; 22cm
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Joey N. Shimoda (Office of the Original Zone)
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CONSIDER: Missile silo as ANCHOR Proposal: The 12 abandoned silos surrounding the Plattsburgh Air Force Base as the first such anchors for: GLOBAL TENSION RINGS. A cable, suspended 20 feet in the air, is wrapped around the world as a 3-dimensional meridian or parallel. It is supplemented periodically by cable support stations. Each TENSION RING becomes a heuristic device that denotes mental and physical distance and position. Symbolically, it affirms man’s desire toward survival: a gesture of...
Topics: Missile silos, Plattsburgh Air Force Base (N.Y.)
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Yves Brunier
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Project Overview
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by 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
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Events
by Storefront for Art and Architecture
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On the last evening of Didier Fiuza Faustino’s installation (G)HOST IN THE (S)HELL Storefront hosted a summer closing party and officially launch the Facade Restoration. On July 1, construction work began on the restoration of Storefront’s famed facade designed in 1992 by Vito Acconci and Steven Holl. In late September, the gallery reopened with a newly-restored exterior and an exciting new season of exhibitions and events.
Topics: Facade, Restoration, Storefront
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
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
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by Kazuko
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Printed Book, 12 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
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WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 1989 – SATURDAY MAY 27, 1989 Influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and by the folk art of his native Hungary, Imre Makovecz produced organic architectures that pose a challenge to modernism. Makovecz's architectures speak of a universal and divine phenomenon. The exhibition presents a selection of projects: churches, residential projects, the Sarospatak Cultural Center, and community centers, as well as projects created with architecture students during...
Topics: Organic, Universal, Divinity, Church, Residential, Cultural Center, Community Center, Visegràd...
meeting agenda; correspondence with Archigram archive and Storefront concerning Kyong Park's visit to London for a talk and meet with Cedric Price, Ronald Gault (Park's assistant) letter to Dennis Crompton on Park's visit to Europe
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,...
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Newsletters
by Yukinori Yanagi
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY JANUARY 19, 1991 Sculptor Yukinori Yanagi’s installation at Storefront takes advantage of the gallery’s triangular shape by hanging mirrors on the converging two walls to create the illusion of a circular space. The reflection was layered with colored light reflected from red panels installed on half of the floor and ceiling to symbolize the rising sun.
Topics: Triangular, Circular Space, Reflection, Colored Light, Red, Sun
TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2005 – SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005 For the first time,   Air Architecture  presented Yves Klein’s architectural projects and theories,  with particular attention to his idea of "the void" as an immaterial architecture. Relying upon the four elements — air, water, fire, and earth — Klein envisioned a world in which man lives in harmony with the four natural elements through  Air Architecture . Famous for his blue-themed monochromes and performances, Klein had a...
Topics: The Void, Immaterial, Four Elements
Institutional Records
by Lebbeus Woods, Kyong Park and Taeg Nishimoto
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SITES Magazine. Issue 19. Lumen Inc. pp. 49-65
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Ted Krueger, Ken Kaplan
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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Association of Architects Bosnia-Herzegovina (Das-Sabih)
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SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 1995 Symposium SARAJEVO: CULTURAL RESISTANCE UNDER SIEGE  Date: Saturday, Febuary 11, 1995 Location: Dia Center For the Arts Address: 155 Mercer Street, NY, NY Admission Fee: $15 General Public                            $10 Students Symposium Brief: This program has organized in conjunction with Warchitecture-Sarajeve: A Wounded City , a multi-media exhibition sponsored by Storefront for Art & Architecture, that describes the combined effects of physical...
Topics: Symposium, Dia Center for the Arts, War, Sarajevo, Destruction, Rebuilding, Siege, Military,...
Project DMZ
by Kyong Park, Cathleen Crabb
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Project DMZ  was an extensive Storefront project aimed at addressing from an architectural standpoint the effects of conflict by proposing alternative spatial strategies in relation to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Taking the DMZ as an exemplification of political, military and economic polarization, the project called for the use of design strategies rather than military force to initiate paths toward reunification of the Korean peninsula and its people.  Project DMZ  was structured as an...
Topics: Project DMZ, exhibition invitations
press release; concept sketches for Spiral
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner
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The Mosques of New York was a collaborative project aimed at documenting the mosques that each of the city’s Muslim communities has built at its center. Its goal was to highlight the ways in which these buildings reflect and create identities for Muslims within a dense and diverse urban fabric. The project reflected a desire to defuse a polarized image of Islam as an alien culture, while documenting the emergence of an American Muslim architectural identity. Headed by Professor Jerrilynn D....
Topics: New York, Mosques, Muslim, Masjid
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Center for Urban Pedagogy
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Video Notes THURSDAY JULY 19, 2001 – SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2001 Building Codes presented an in-depth tour through the frequently obscure and mystifying subject of building codes in New York City. The work in the exhibition portrayed the constantly contested process of translation between the realms of political action, legal codification, and administrative application, from social movements to built work. Presenting research into modes of representation alongside projects and proposals from...
Topics: Building, Urbanism, New York, Politics, Zoning, Tenement Housing
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Pearson Post Industries
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Press release; PPI songs; PPI reports; "Nuclear Heritage Park" text by Kyong Park; Newsline review; NY Post review;
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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press release and pamphlets