Friday September 19, 2014 – Friday November 21, 2014
www.wwstorefront.org home page, 2014.
October 4 – November 21, 2014
Opening Reception: October 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
WorldWide Storefront – WWSf – is a mode of action; its aim is to unveil, produce and discuss experimental cultural works on a global scale from local points of view. By using the ability of contemporary means of communication to join space, undo place and avoid time, WWSf provides leadership in imagining future modes of global cultural production through digital and physical realms.
For the inaugural edition of World Wide Storefront, ten projects selected from an open call by an international jury, simultaneously present, for a two-month period, site-specific performances, exhibitions and events. Selected for their ability to produce alternative platforms within local contexts, the projects’ scale of operation and action range from a transoceanic traveling artist residency, to food market spaces, to urban interventions in foreclosed ancient structures, to the construction and inhabitation of residual spaces and infrastructures in the city. Visitors to the Storefront gallery space in New York are able to access the projects through augmented reality applications and a digital portal onsite. Audiences can also access projects through a newly designed wwstorefront.org website.
The online platform www.WWStorefront.org launched September 19, 2014.
Visitors can download the free junaio Application on smart phone or digital device and use it to enter the World Wide Storefront.
ABOUT WORLD WIDE STOREFRONT
The ten projects launch simultaneously on September 19, 2014 and include a series of programs, performances, activities and events at project sites as well as an overarching blog designed by Pentagram.
The projects, selected for their ability to produce alternative platforms within their local contexts, range from transoceanic traveling artist residency spaces, to urban interventions in foreclosed ancient structures, to the construction and inhabitation of residual spaces and structures in the city.
WORDWIDE STOREFRONT Project Agents
Laura Castro, Engel Leonardo, Monica De Moya and Maurice Sanchez; Hariklia Hari; Andrew Kovacs and Laurel Consuelo Broughton; Pete & Vegas; Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke and Ben Widger; Onya Collective; Maayan Strauss; Sandra Teitge; Megan Torza; and Mimi Zeiger, Leonardo Bravo, River Jukes-Hudson and Sarah Lorenzen.
Eva Franch i Gilabert
Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Associate Curator
Graphic Design and Web Design
Pentagram, Natasha Jen. Jeffrey Waldman
Pentagram, Jaeyoon Kim
Esther Sze-Wing Cheung and George Showman
Worldwide Storefront is produced by Storefront for Art and Architecture with the support of Peter Guggenheimer.