Item #7708 Reports 1-4. Storefront for Art, Architecture, Kyong Park, Shirin Neshat, Barbara Glauber, designer.
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Reports 1-4

New York: Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1991-92. 3 vols., folio, publisher's printed newsprint wraps.

All published issues of Reports, the short-lived alternative magazine of the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Storefront was founded by Kyong Park in 1982 as a nonprofit artist-run gallery located in the Lower East Side of NYC. Its mission was to promote innovative architecture, art, and design by exploring the relationship between our built environment and public life. The following year, artist Shirin Neshat joined as a co-curator and played a crucial role in organizing solo exhibitions for then-rising, now-famous architects and artists as well as community-focused exhibitions addressing topics such as homelessness, queer spaces, and public housing were held. Reports served as the printed counterpart of Storefront, featuring essays, studies, surveys, and reviews. Rather than documenting the gallery's shows, the magazine aimed to create a platform for information exchange. To emphasize this, Kyong decided to print the magazine on cheap newsprint for its “willingness to self-destruct.” Issue 1 includes various contributions such as an essay on tourism by design studio Diller and Scofidio, historian Alastair Gordon's contemplation on satellite dishes and gazebos, plans by Neil Denari, Mel Chin's on his land art piece "Revival Field," and more. The Double Issue 2+3 contains an introduction by Kyong Park, where he calls for "the Ukrainization of aesthetics" to support works and ideas that break away from the existing order. It also features Kaarin Taipale's perspective on Finnish architecture, a drawing by Brian Boigon, Krzysztof Wodiczko's proposal for a car/shelter designed for homeless populations, and more. Issue 4 presents a feature on Peter Noever's "The Pit," Martin Price's discussion of "groundscrapers" as an alternative to skyscrapers, Nancy Blum's public works, Lucio Pozzi's account of his Paperswim performances (where he submerges himself in a room filled with crumpled newsprint for eight hours to create drawings from the "inside"), Frederieke S. Taylor's exploration of Gordon Matt-Clark, and more. Issue 1 loose in signatures, Issues 2-4 side-stapled. Light edge-wear and brittleness typical to newsprint. A scarce and experimental publication from an influential New York institution. Near fine. Item #7708

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