Guided Tour: The Absolute Restoration of All Things

Wednesday May 4, 2022

With Miguel Fernández de Castro and Natalia Mendoza

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
 

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Join us for a guided tour with artist Miguel Fernández de Castro and anthropologist Natalia Mendoza as they walk us through their exhibition The Absolute Restoration of All Things at Storefront. 

 

The exhibition unfolds from a 2014 lawsuit that shut down the operations of a gold mine in the Sonoran Desert in the northwest of Mexico. This groundbreaking case, brought to court by the “ejidatarios” (communal land holders) of the mining site claiming that their territory was illegally occupied and exploited, ruled that the mining company was “obliged to fully restore the ecosystem that prevailed in this place, with its hills, mountains, waters, air, flora, and fauna that existed before.”

 

For the event, Fernández de Castro and Mendoza will contextualize the objects on display to hone in on land rights and the limits of the legal language that is meant to protect it. Concepts like the “ejido”, and other forces unique to this territory, will be discussed. 

 

About the Exhibition

The Absolute Restoration of All Things was commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture and presents a new film, a sculpture, a photomural, diagrams, and objects from the mining site. Together, these works present a panoramic picture of the expansive devastation caused by the mining industry, alongside the unattainable legal verdict that aims to restore this particular part of the Sonoran Desert.
 
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Read more about the exhibition here.
 
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Support
The Absolute Restoration of All Things is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and Fundación Jumex.
 
Building Cycles has been made possible through the support of the Graham Foundation, as well as from DS+R; KPF; Steven Holl Architects; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

Form Follows Feeling

Tuesday March 15, 2022

Suchi Reddy in conversation with Beatrice Galilee

Suchi Reddy’s “me + you” at The Smithsonian’s Art and Industries Building. © Alyssa Schukar

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY

 

Suchi Reddy in conversation with Beatrice Galilee

On the occasion of the launch of Form Follows Feeling by Suchi Reddy

 

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Please note that in accordance with New York State regulations, proof of vaccination will be required to enter the gallery space.

 

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Join us for an event to celebrate the launch of Form Follows Feeling by Suchi Reddy, published on the occasion of Reddy’s Plym Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture. The book presents a selection of projects by Reddy’s firm Reddymade and student work from the studio co-taught with host and professor Kevin Erickson. It includes contributions by Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Beatrice Galilee, Isolde Brielmaier, LionHeart, Susan Magsamen, and Michael Spicher. 

 

For the event, Reddy will engage in conversation with curator and critic Beatrice Galilee, with introductory remarks by Kevin Erickson. A new artistic video collaboration with poet, artist, and writer LionHeart will also debut at the event, as an extension of his series of spatial poems written in response to the work of Suchi Reddy. 

 

Form Follows Feeling is edited by Julia van den Hout of Original Copy, designed by Natasha Jen of Pentagram, published by the University of Illinois School of Architecture, and printed in New York by Cosmos Communications. A limited number of copies will be provided to those who attend the event.

 

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged.

 

Suchi Reddy founded Reddymade Architecture and Design in 2002. Since its inception, the firm has been lauded for its formal experimentation, its imaginative use of color, and passion for innovative materials. Based in New York, the firm’s practice spans the fields of architecture, design, installation art, and sculpture. Through its diverse portfolio of projects, Reddymade utilizes a human-centric approach to design, dedicated to celebrating diversity and equality, as well as addressing the economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts of her work on both the user and the planet.

 

Reddy sits on the boards of the Design Trust for Public Space, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and Madame Architect; and she is a member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors at University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. She was appointed the Plym Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois School of Architecture, Urbana-Champaign for the Fall 2019 semester. Reddy has presented and lectured on the firm’s work at numerous venues including The Salk Institute for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture’s 2018 conference, University of Illinois, and University of Wisconsin.

 

Beatrice Galilee is a curator, critic and cultural consultant specializing in the field of contemporary architecture and design. She is internationally recognised for her worldwide experience in curating, designing and conceiving original and dynamic city-wide biennales, museum exhibitions, installations, conferences, events and publications, bringing together the world’s most important institutions with cutting edge practitioners. Her research and writing has been published in journals, newspapers and magazines.

 

She is co-founder and creative director of The World Around, a new platform for critical architectural discourse. Between 2014-2019 was the first curator of architecture and design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she curated exhibitions and site-specific installations with artists and architects including Wolfgang Tillmans, Cornelia Parker, Luisa Lambri, Bas Princen and Adrian Villar Rojas and initiated the annual conference “A Year of Architecture in a Day”. She has led city-wide exhibitions and biennales in Lisbon, Shenzhen, Gwangju, Milan, Ordos, London, and New York. She received a BSc in Architecture from University of Bath, an MSc in Architectural History from Bartlett UCL and is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art.

Closing Event: Something Broke

Friday November 5, 2021

With DIY silkscreening station and a live virtual performance by the artist

Friday, November 5th, 2021
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
Silkscreen Station: 4 – 7 pm ET
Virtual Performance by Mariela Scafati: 4:30 pm ET
 
$25 requested donation per attendee; free for members of Storefront. Tote bags and t-shirts will be provided; guests can also bring their own (light colored, pre-ironed) items to print. Storefront’s membership program allows us to remain open and is crucial to our ability to present new work in the gallery space and beyond.
 
Please note that in accordance with New York State regulations, proof of vaccination will be required to enter the gallery space.
 
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Join us next Friday for an event to mark the closing of Something Broke: 2011–Windows–2021 by Mariela Scafati.
 
Drawing upon the artist’s installation at Storefront as well as her work as one of the founders of Serigrafistas Queer (Queer Silkscreeners), attendees are invited to learn the method of silkscreening in order to print on t-shirts and tote bags with an original design by Scafati (pictured above). T-shirts and tote bags will be provided by Storefront for the event, and guests can also bring their own (light-colored and ironed) cloth items to print on. At 4:30 pm, a live virtual performance, Kamishibai Windows (presented by the artist in person from ArteBA in Buenos Aires) will be screened from inside the gallery space and on Storefront’s instagram at @storefrontnyc.
 
About the Exhibition
“A self portrait in reds and pinks,” offers Scafati. Something Broke is a diary of the personal and the collective, in the form of paintings that are both poems and protest signs. It’s a window into the artist’s body as a painter, a teacher, an activist, a queer silkscreener, and – as of recently – a mother. It’s a spectrum of visceral crimsons.
 
These reds and pinks emerge from the artist’s bonds of affection through activism, and from an entanglement of art, politics, and life. They are windows that frame the subjectivities of a body that seeks to inhabit other ways of being.
 
Read more about the exhibition here.
 
RSVP for the event here. Please note that space is limited and entry at the door will be on a first come, first served basis. For non-members: to confirm your attendance, you can make the requested donation or renew/join our membership program in advance of the event.
 
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Support
 
With special thanks to Diego Bianchi, curator of the performance program at ArteBA 21.
 
The silkscreen printing station at this event supports Works in Progress, a nonprofit organization that provides printing services and education.
 
Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from BKSK; DS+R; KPF; Steven Holl Architects; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.
 
 

Sandfuture

Tuesday September 21, 2021

Justin Beal in conversation with Felicity Scott

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

97 Kenmare Street, New York

 

Justin Beal in conversation with Felicity Scott

On the occasion of the launch of Sandfuture by Justin Beal

 

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Architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986) remains on the margins of history despite the enormous influence of his work on American architecture and society. That Yamasaki’s most famous projects—the Pruitt-Igoe apartments in St. Louis and the original World Trade Center in New York—were both destroyed on national television, thirty years apart, makes his relative obscurity all the more remarkable.

 

Sandfuture by Justin Beal is a work of literary non-fiction that recounts the life and work of Minoru Yamasaki, told through the eyes of a contemporary artist who considers how objects gain meaning and how (and for whom) architectural history is written.

 

New York City changes drastically after a decade bracketed by terrorism and natural disaster. From the central thread of Yamasaki’s life, Sandfuture spirals outward to include reflections on a wide range of subjects, from the figure of the architect in literature and film and transformations in the contemporary art market to the perils of sick buildings and the broader social and political implications of how, and for whom, cities are built. 

 

Join us for an event with artist and author Justin Beal, in conversation with scholar Felicity Scott, to celebrate the launch of the book. This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged.

 

Justin Beal is an artist with an extensive exhibition history in the United States and Europe. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in architecture and continued his studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the University of Southern California. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, and the Los Angeles Times and is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Museum, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Beal teaches at Hunter College. Sandfuture is his first book.

 

Felicity D. Scott is Professor of Architecture, Director of the PhD program in Architecture (History and Theory), and Co-Director of the program in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University. Her work as a historian and theorist focuses on articulating genealogies of political and theoretical engagement with questions of techno-scientific, environmental, and geopolitical transformation within modern and contemporary architecture, art, and media, as well as upon the discourses, institutions and social movements that have shaped and defined these disciplines, sometimes evidently, sometimes less so.

Live Performance: A Long Evening with Christian Nyampeta

Wednesday May 26, 2021

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (performance starts at sunset)

97 Kenmare Street, New York

 

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Join us for a live performance by artist Christian Nyampeta to conclude his extended meta-concert at Storefront for Art and Architecture, A Long Evening with Christian Nyampeta.

 

Learn more about the project and see photos here and below.

 

About the Project

A year of social distancing has made time, touch, and gesture elusive. The spaces people inhabit together are increasingly temporal and psychological, rather than physical.

 

This extended meta-concert at Storefront for Art and Architecture spatializes artist Christian Nyampeta’s recent album, An Evening with Christian Nyampeta. Over the course of the last decade, Nyampeta has been making musical experiments as a way to commemorate the shifts caused by major events: the Fukushima nuclear disaster, police shootings, the intensification of tyrannical regimes, and the current pandemic, to name a few. Each track emerges from Nyampeta’s intimate act of seeking the company of artists, musicians, theorists, and other figures. He mixes their ideas with his own and translates these allusive collaborations into sonic compositions. In doing so, he imbues them with what he calls a sociography of emotions, collectivizing personal experiences into structures of feelings.

 

A Long Evening with Christian Nyampeta, like its namesake album, is presented during a brief hiatus in the regular course of operating, born as an impromptu act of solidarity. It stretches that brief period of time that sits between day and night, between public and private, between outside and inside, between what the world is and what it could be. Offering a time zone of respite from the exhaustion, loss, grief, and conflict of our current era, it instead imagines a moment of belonging, joy, generosity, and creation in the face of an ever challenging world. In the process, Nyampeta asks a crucial question that provokes a more hopeful future: how do we rest together? 

 

This event is open to all who would like to attend. Please RSVP here.

Re-Source Closing Event

Wednesday March 31, 2021

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Zoom (link will be provided upon RSVP)

 

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As we close Re-Source, a combined exhibition and benefit that re-opened Storefront’s gallery space in November seven months after the start of the pandemic, we invite members of the Benefit Committee and members of Storefront to join us in conversation with many of the 26 architects and designers whose work was presented in the exhibition.

 

Re-Source participants will share their thoughts and approach on their work and maintaining their practices, as well as how they’re thinking about resources in this unique moment. An open conversation will follow.

 

Learn more about the exhibition, see photos of works, and join the Benefit Committee here.

 

About the Exhibition

Stacks of used plywood, steel studs and pipes, obsolete electronics, broken heaters, and unidentified cables. Boxes with dusty newsprints and stationary, excess light bulbs and fluorescent tube lights, tripod stands, wheels, vinyl banners, carpets, tarps, and sandbags. Leftover paint, glue and epoxy, plastic bags full of nails, screws, hinges and L-brackets, buckets of cleaning supplies, and more.

 

Throughout the years – decades even – Storefront for Art and Architecture has accumulated these and many other objects, tools, materials, and equipment. They took root over time, filling every drawer and corner, and growing exponentially with the perhaps unrealistic expectation that they would be reused in upcoming projects.

 

Now, as a global pandemic demands us all to realign our goals and reimagine our near- and long-term futures, the need for processes of renewal is clear. At Storefront, we take this opportunity to shed old ways of doing and being, and to affirm the need to embrace methods that are ever more thoughtful, responsible, and empathetic.

 

Re-Source, Storefront’s first in-person exhibition since the lockdown, is the beginning of what’s to come. Drawing upon our material and social resources, the exhibition invites 26 architects and designers who have worked with Storefront in its recent history to create new works with leftover and surplus items from our office, gallery, and storage spaces. Through this process, we seek to give new life to the things we hold, and to open up space that is crucial for new ways of working, making, and thinking.

 

At a time when anxiety and opportunity collide, Re-Source also doubles as a fundraising initiative to replace crucial financial resources lost due to the cancelation of Storefront’s annual Spring Benefit. The exhibition is presented as part of our interim program, On Maintenance, which introduces an interjection and a moment of pause in our previously scheduled programming to address the many aspects of maintenance, exploring what it means to both sustain and rehaul our spaces, our social and political systems, and our bodies and minds.

 

Read more about the exhibition, see all the works, and learn more about joining the Benefit Committee here

 

This event is open to Re-Source participants, Benefit Committee members, and members of Storefront. Please RSVP here.

Members Tours of Alien Property and Arabesque with Rayyane Tabet

Monday March 9, 2020 – Wednesday March 11, 2020

Alien Property:

Monday, March 9th, 3:00 pm

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

Arabesque:

Wednesday, March 11th, 3:30 pm

Storefront for Art and Architecture

97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY

 

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Storefront for Art and Architecture partners with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to host two exclusive members tours of our respective exhibitions featuring the work of artist Rayyane Tabet. Arabesque (on view at Storefront) and Alien Property (on view at The Met), both draw from Tabet’s research-oriented practice to explore issues of provenance, colonialism, appropriation, and context through personal stories that animate buildings, objects, and personal narratives.

 

These tours are open to members of Storefront for Art and Architecture. Current members, please RSVP below. To join our membership program in order to attend the tours, please email membership@storefrontnews.org.

 

Read more about Arabesque and about Alien Property.

 

RSVP for one or both of the tours here by Sunday, March 8th.

Notes on Arabesque: Rayyane Tabet at The Cooper Union

Tuesday March 10, 2020

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

The Cooper Union Foundation Building

7 East 7th Street, Room 315

New York, NY

 

In collaboration with the IDS Public Lecture Series, organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada

 

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As part of the IDS Public Lecture Series at The Cooper Union, Storefront for Art and Architecture collaborates with The Cooper Union to present “Notes on Arabesque,” an event that draws upon the concepts that inform Rayyane Tabet’s current exhibition at Storefront’s gallery space.

 

About the Exhibition

In 2020, an improbable meeting takes place between a young American architect and an older French architectural historian over a century after they were both at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

 

Julia Morgan (1872-1957) was the institution’s first female architecture student, and went on to become a prolific representative of the American Arts and Crafts movement in her home state of California. At a time when Modernism was coming into favor, her design for the Hearst Castle at San Simeon was grand and complex, utilizing decorative elements and mixing many architectural styles.

 

Jules Bourgoin (1838-1908) was a Paris-born professor who spent much time traveling across the Middle East and North Africa. Bourgoin’s trips were intricately documented, and his keen interest in architectural detail and ornamentation was made visible through elaborate drawings that were incorporated into publications such as Les Arts Arabes (“The Arab Arts”) and Les Eléments de l’Art Arabe (“The Elements of Arab Art”).

 

It remains unknown the impact that Bourgoin’s work had on his students, and whether Morgan-who was a master in adopting different architectural styles-actually studied under him. Arabesque creates a space where the work of Morgan and Bourgoin is juxtaposed to reflect upon notions of appropriation and context. Anchoring his explorations around these two figures, Tabet presents a new body of work that sits between historical truths, chance encounters, and the migration of ideas.

 

Read more about the exhibition and the artist here

 

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Modernism Across the Sykes-Picot Line

Friday February 14, 2020

Friday, February 14th, 2020

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

97 Kenmare Street

New York, NY

 

Ines Weizman in conversation with Nora Akawi 

On the occasion of the launch of Dust & Data: Traces of the Bauhaus Across 100 Years by Ines Weizman

 

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The infamous Sykes-Picot line, based on a 1916 secret treaty between the UK and France, partitioned the former Ottoman Empire and established mutually agreed upon spheres of influence between the UK, France, Russia, and Italy. It served to partially define the boundaries of what we now consider to be the Middle East, and has fed an endless conflict since. Drawing upon her recently published anthology Dust & Data, Ines Weizman (in conversation with Nora Akawi) will examine the hundred-year history of international modernism across the national and settler-colonial borders of the Middle East.

 

The Sykes-Picot Agreement established not only a line but a series of structures – British and French custom houses – that were built along its borders during the height of international modernism. Of the existing custom houses today, only two are within the jurisdiction of a single state. One of these, controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, was recently occupied and blown out. The other, in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, is considered a celebrated example of Bauhaus architecture, and is being converted into a hotel.

 

Using methods such as material analysis and documentation, Dust & Data includes a study of these buildings that connect them to the complex history of colonial control and occupation in the region, but also to modern architecture across Palestine and the Arab world, as well as to trans-Arabian infrastructures and routes of trade or exchange that are no more.

 

Ines Weizman is Director of the Bauhaus Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and Planning and Professor of Architectural Theory at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She is Founding Director of the Centre for Documentary Architecture (CDA). Weizman is the editor of the recently released publication Dust & Data: Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years, published with Spector Books, Leipzig (2019). In 2014, she was editor of Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence, published by Routledge. Her book Before and After: Documenting the Architecture of Disaster, co-written with Eyal Weizman, was published in the same year by Strelka Press. Weizman has also worked on exhibitions and installations such as Repeat Yourself: Loos, Law, and the Culture of the Copy, exhibited at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, as well as solo shows at the Architecture Centre in Vienna and the Buell Center at Columbia University, New York (2013). Other research and exhibition projects include: Celltexts: Books and Other Works Produced in Prison (2008, with Eyal Weizman), first exhibited at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin and The Matter of Data (2019), which was shown in Weimar and Tel Aviv, and is currently on view at the Architektur Galerie Berlin.

 

Nora Akawi is an architect based in New York City. She is Assistant Professor of Architecture at The Cooper Union. Her research and teaching lie at the intersections of displacement, erasure, and memory within architecture—drawing from the areas of migration and border studies, mapping practices, and archive theory. Prior to joining The Cooper Union, Nora taught urban design and history/theory at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. In 2012, she joined Columbia GSAPP and the Columbia Global Centers as Director of Studio-X Amman, a platform dedicated to advancing critical discourse in architecture in the Arab world through public programming, exhibitions, and publications, and other educational projects. Most recently, Nora curated Al Majhoola Min Al-Ard (“This Land’s Unknown”) at the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans 2019, and co-curated Friday Sermon, the Bahrain Pavilion exhibition in the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial. She has co-edited books such as Friday Sermon (2018) and Architecture and Representation: The Arab City (2016). Akawi’s recently published work includes “Mapping Borderlands: Drawing From the Jawlan” in GTA Papers 2: War Zones (ETH Zürich, 2019) and “Worlding From the South” in Manifesta 12: Palermo Atlas, (OMA / Humboldt Books, 2018). Nora is a graduate of the Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture program at Columbia University (MS.CCCP, 2011).

 

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Public Launch: Storefront’s Digital Archive

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Launch Event:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
 
Archive on View:
Thursday, December 19 – Friday, December 20 / 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
 
With presentations by Francisca Benítez, Beatriz Colomina, Farnoosh Farmer, Claudia Gould, Lauren Kogod, Parker Límon, Cosimo Pori, Tal Schori, Amie Siegel, Anthony Vidlerand Aleksandra Wagner
 
 
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On Wednesday, December 18th, Storefront for Art and Architecture hosts a holiday gathering in the gallery space to celebrate the launch of our digital archive, which consists of documentation from the organization’s 37-year history in the form of historical newsprints, rare publications, foundational texts, exhibition materials, and more. The digital archive is part of an ongoing archive project that began in 2015, and has been spearheaded by Storefront’s Archive Curator, Chialin Chou.
 
At the event, key figures from Storefront’s past and present will present curated selections from the digital archive in order to resurface some of the organization’s most memorable moments since its founding. The selections are curated by: Francisca Benítez, Beatriz Colomina, Claudia Gould, Lauren Kogod, Tal Schori, Amie Siegel, Anthony Vidler, and Aleksandra Wagner.
 
From the evening of Wednesday, December 18th through the end of the day on Friday, December 20th, Storefront’s digital archive will be available to browse in the gallery space, alongside newsprints and publications from our exhibition history and artworks from past events for sale.

 

Guests are welcome to browse Storefront’s digital archive, view the online selections by guest curators who participated in the public launch of the archive, and pick up some artwork for holiday gift giving. A reminder that all members of Storefront receive 10% off of select artwork and publications. To learn more about membership, see here.

 

We invite you to toast with us to the holiday season and to Storefront’s past, history, and future of experimental and critical programming about the built environment and the ways in which we inhabit it.
 
About the Archive Project
As one of the first alternative spaces in New York City dedicated to presenting innovative and 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 more than 1,500 architects, artists, and designers (including Nam June PaikDan GrahamMary MissDiller + ScofidioLebbeus WoodsKiki SmithPetra BlaisseCarolee SchneemannCoop Himmelblau, and more), this material contains a collection of original artwork, as well as over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual media, and publications that together constitute a unique and underrepresented collection of narratives in contemporary cultural production and design.
 
The goal of Storefront’s archive is to significantly improve stewardship of and public access to Storefront’s collections. As a public design resource, the archive serves as a platform for research, ongoing programming, and collaborative partnerships with other resonant collections and organizations. The organization and digitization of Storefront’s archive has been made possible through the generous support of many funders; please see below for the full list.
 
Learn more about Storefront’s archive project and access the digital archive here.
 
SUPPORT
The digitization of Storefront for Art and Architecture’s archive is made possible by a major grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The archive has also received generous support from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the State Education Department; the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); the Council on Library & Information Resources (CLIR); and Mr. Robert M. Rubin.  
 

 

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Photo: Performance A-Z, Storefront’s first program at its original location on Prince Street.