The touring exhibition Archizines recently made its American debut at Storefront for Art and Architecture with a bespoke design by Another Pamphlet — \ / | < | \ | (Giancarlo
Valle, Isaiah King, Ryan Neiheiser) that draws inspiration from the quintessential New
York model of publication display — the newsstand — and turns it on its side. Instead of
a vertical, two-dimensional billboard, the show offers a horizontal, three-dimensional field of
objects: 80 architecture publications displayed on delicate metal rods, that emerge from
Archizines is a celebration of contemporary independent and alternative architectural publishing from around the world. The exhibition removes all other content from the space, creating an information vacuum that focuses the visitor's attention on the objects themselves: eighty architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over twenty countries that provide new platforms for commentary, criticism, and research.
Into this exhibition, Arch-Art! Books inserts a selection of artists' books culled from Printed Matter, Inc.'s current catalog and presents them as a medium through which architecture might be viusally explored. Each book is a flâneur's response to the urban environment, documenting the social patina and environmental decay left on architectural space.
The exhibition design hangs the books from the ceiling, organized by size in a
line that cuts through and displaces the field of existing Archizines publications.
Together, the complementary shows will 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.
Both exhibitions remain open through 9 June 2012.
Another Pamphlet (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King, Ryan Neiheiser)
Furniture Design: Another Pamphlet (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King, Ryan Neiheiser)
Graphic Design: Benjamin Critton
Archizines Curator: Elias Redstone
Arch-Art! Books Curator: Adam O'Reilly