New York

“Retrospective of Storefront”

Storefront for Art and Architecture

Following a six-month period of reorganization, Storefront for Art and Architecture held its second “inaugural” exhibition, a group show assembled under the direction of Kyong Park featuring selections of work from exhibitions and projects that this experimental gallery has sponsored since opening in 1982. There is always the risk that such a roundup can be merely self-congratulatory, but this retrospective was unusual and forward-thinking. The exhibition was a serious critical appraisal of contemporary culture through the lens of the organization’s activities, presented through documentation, texts, photocopied images, and original works. An often stale format was stretched to new possibilities; it was a resource rather than a recollection.

During its short history Storefront has provided an open forum for artists and architects to present their work and to discuss the future of creative

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