This is a great idea for tonight in NYC: a reflection about darkness and architecture in Storefront at NYC
This week, Hurricane Sandy has left many areas devastated and Downtown Manhattan in the dark. In light of these crippling and urgent circumstances, and as the Storefront gallery is still victim to the blackout, Storefront would like to view this as a constructive opportunity to discuss the relationship between darkness and architecture with an event made “In the Dark”.
“In the Dark” will address the connections between Darkness and Architecture from different points of view. From the phantasmagorical connection between darkness and spaces in fairy tales in various cultures, to the understanding of “dark” as a hidden or dangerous space, to the perception of space and urbanism through a lack (or abundance) of visuals and ‘blind’ perspectives, this is a crucial and opportune moment to reflect on the consequences and possibilities of urban recovery in the aftermath of a natural event like Sandy effecting so many urban centers. The event is also an opportunity for us all to share resources, time and availability to help bring NY back.
Join Storefront for Art and Architecture tonight to intimately define and discuss architecture’s relationship to darkness, “In the Dark.” Visitors are asked to bring flashlights and a small excerpt of text with a commentary on Architecture and Darkness that will be shared with and discussed in the group.
Please note that all of Lower Manhattan is currently experiencing a blackout. The gallery and surrounding streets will be completely dark. Storefront encourages only those who can safely join us for this conversation to do so.
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.
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.