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Storefronts as Art and Architecture: Part I

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

The title of this post was inspired by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NY, founded in 1982 as a nonprofit committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art, and design. In 1993 artist Vito Acconci and architect Steven Holl designed the façade for the Soho area building.  I saw it for many years while living in NY and have thought of it many times as I wander the streets of the cities and towns of China. This is my observed (and imagined) interpretation of their interest in blurring the lines between architecture, art, design, interior and exterior space. In China, this is just a way of life and happens everywhere. No symposiums necessary… –James Elaine