Archizines + Arch-Art! Books

Archizines + Arch-Art! Books
A double exhibition with 80 magazines, 80 feet of books and other printed matters.

Archizines + Arch-Art! Books is a double exhibition consisting of Archizines curated by Elias Redstone and Arch-Art! Books, curated by Adam O’Reilly for Printed Matter, Inc. that brings to the table a hypothesis: printed matter matters . Consisting of an eclectic selection of new independent and alternative magazines, fanzines and journals from around the world (that can be read as a contemporary response to the Clip Stamp Fold exhibition curated by Beatriz Colomina at Storefront in 2007, which explored the little magazines phenomenon in the 60’s and 70’s), together with a selection of contemporary artist books with architecture at the center, the exhibition is a temporary library for contemporary approaches to architecture from different disciplinary origins and degrees of expertise.

Archizines was recently launched by Elias Redstone as a research project to celebrate and promote the resurgence of independent and alternative publishing.
In Storefront, a bespoke design by (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King, Ryan Neiheiser) that draws inspiration from the quintessential New York model of publication display – the newstand – and turns it on its side.

Arch-Art! Books presents a selection of artists’ books culled from Printed Matter, Inc.’s current catalog and presents them as a medium through which architecture might be photographically and representationally explored. Each book is an flâneur’s response to the urban environment, documenting the social patina and environmental decay left on architectural space.

Together, the complementary shows form an exhibition of exchange and dialog; mining the overlap and friction found in the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architecture and art publishing from around the world.

The exhibition also includes additional printed material (a graphic façade, newsprint, and catalogue) designed by Benjamin Critton that bring together ideas presented in each exhibition.

In conjunction with the presentation of Archizines, Storefront will host a 2-day symposium on publishing practices.

Archizines, April 18 – June 9
Arch-Art! Books, May 5 – June 9
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York

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