Member’s Event: Guided Tour of New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original
Thursday May 11, 2023
Thursday May 11, 2023,
97 Kenmare St,
New York NY 10012
Storefront members are invited to join curators for a guided tour of New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original, currently on view at Storefront.
New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original looks at the spatial effects of the criminalization of informal markets and the contemporary repercussions this has on sidewalks and across the facades of Lower Manhattan. Over the course of the exhibition, Canal Street Research Association has “bootlegged” a historic Canal Street counterfeit bust by tracing its historical antecedents in order to understand current-day conditions. Presenting Ming Fay’s seminal Monumental Fruit public artwork honoring street vendors, the archival and speculative research for this re-staging takes various modes: resurfacing Fay’s proposals and artworks, creating a modular display system in collaboration with architectural collective common room, and pursuing an active intervention on Storefront’s facade.
Read more about New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original here.
Note to members: Please RSVP by Tuesday May 9.