Storefront for Art and Architecture is temporarily closed and all in-person public programming is on hold pending the reopening of New York City as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring city, state, and federal guidance. We are not accessible by phone, but email requests can be sent to info@storefrontnews.org.

 

We will post updates below. Thank you for helping us promote the safety of our staff, community, and the city at large.

 

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Update: May 29th, 2020

 

Dear Friends, 

 

It’s been a while since we’ve reached out from Storefront, and in the time since you last heard from us, it seems as though the world has become unrecognizable. In the past few months, we’ve been trying to take care of ourselves, and to make sure we can continue to advance our mission for many years to come. 

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture has always been a place of experimentation; a space where the boundaries between private and public are blurred, and an open and inclusive site of exchange where ideas about the built environment flow freely. But what does this look like in a pandemic? 

 

The ongoing crisis has exposed how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient we are. It’s made us reconsider our perspectives on health and safety, and reassess what it means to practice care. We have been thinking a lot about intersections: between bodies and spaces, between emotional well-being and political outrage, between expressions of hope and grief. Rather than rushing to respond, we have sought to reflect.

 

In times like these, as the systems and values that comprise our societies continue to transform, we are thankful for one constant: our community. In the context of branded dialogue, digital distractions, and overproduction in the cultural sphere, the most valuable resource we have is your attention. We hope that Storefront’s mission of critical experimentation continues to resonate. If you have any thoughts or ideas for us, or if you’d just like to say hello and share what you’re up to, please feel free to drop us a line at info@storefrontnews.org. 

 

With appreciation and best wishes,

Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

c/o

José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director and Chief Curator

Jinny Khanduja, Deputy Director

Jessica Kwok, Gallery and Operations Manager