Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
10012 New York, NY
Information at www.storefrontnews.org
From September 26 to November 17, 2012 you can enjoy the exhibition titled: “Past Futures, Present, Futures” that presents 101 unrealized plans for New York City, with 101 renovations by invited artists, architects, writers and policy-makers to create alternative visions for the present and future of this great city. In fact, it seeks to open the horizon of urban expectations responding to contemporary problems and future desires..
The exhibition is curated by Eva Franch and designed by Leong Leong and opening reception will take place on September 25, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm.
Don’t miss it! Because it studies projects from the last 200 years of New York City’s history. For example:
-Visionary proposals as Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Over Manhattan (1960).
-Hans Hollein’s Rolls Royce Grille on Wall Street,(1966),
-Haus Rucker Co.’s Palmtree Island (1971).
-R. Rummel’s Future New York (1910).
By examining visions of the past and bringing them into our present and future time, the exhibition documents a history of absence and offers an array of possible New Yorks, ranging from “what might have been” to “what could be.”
Each Saturday throughout the course of the exhibition a series of tours in New York city, narrated by a group of invited architects, artists, writers and policy makers, will transport visitors to the future. For reservations, tour times and ticket information firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the exhibition, Storefront is hosting a series of events and discussions addressing the design issues raised by the projects and is leading free tours throughout the city to the sites of “Future New York”. For more information, visit www.storefrontnews.org. All events are free and open to the public.
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. Our program of exhibitions, artists talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture with the intent of increasing awareness of and interest in contemporary design.
This exhibition is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and sponsored by Planar.Additional support for Storefront for Art in Architecture’s exhibitions and programs are made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 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; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; by its Board of Directors, members and individuals.
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