Arch-Art! Books @ Storefront for Art and Architecture
April 17 - May 1, 2012
A double exhibition with 80 magazines, 80 feet of books and other printed matters.
Building upon Archizines, an exhibition curated by Elias Redstone that opened at Storefront on April 17th and includes 80 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals, Printed Matter is pleased to contribute Arch-Art! Books to the evolving exhibition.
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.
Arch-Art! Books is curated by Adam O'Reilly. The exhibition is designed by \ / | < | \ | (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King and Ryan Neiheiser) with graphic work by Benjamin Critton