Jean Nouvel’s Architecture Shop
Tuesday December 12, 1995 – Saturday January 27, 1996
Jean Nouvel’s Architecture Shop attempted to recreate in a gallery setting the creative energy palpable in Jean Nouvel’s Parisian atelier. Racks of postcards, plastic tubes of posters, packets of slides and books displaying Jean Nouvel’s buildings entirely occupied Storefront’s gallery space for the duration of the exhibition. Beyond highlighting Nouvel’s work as an architect, the show frequently referenced its surroundings—SoHo’s shopping district—in an attempt to question the city’s identity as a place of exacerbated consumption.