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  6. 2015
  7. Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL

Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL

  • 09:30 - 21 March, 2015
Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL
Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Client

    Storefront for Art and Architecture
  • Team

    Florian Idenburg, Max Hart Nibbrig
  • Area

    80.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. Curated by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, and artist Sebastiaan Bremer, Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture invited artists and architects to reflect on the theme of origination through the medium of the blueprint. The notion of the blueprint - a nostalgic medium - implies a plan and intention. The show is an assessment of the past and suggests a trajectory for the future.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Diagram
Diagram
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Realized as part of the exhibition, our installation shrink-wraps the gallery’s façade of varied and irregular openings, transforming the Holl- Acconci exterior into one continuous and undulating surface. The resulting interior provides an intimate space for the viewer to see the mind of the artist.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

For the installation, we appropriated a “mothballing” technique. The technique to “put things away” is typically used in a range of applications from suspending work on construction sites to preserving ships, and tanks. For Blueprint, we use the technique to reevaluate the original intent of the architecture of Storefront: an activator and agitator of the public realm. Rather than conserve, this shrink-wrap reinvigorates the existing Holl- Acconci installation and reveals the activities happening behind its permeable skin.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Blueprint at Storefront for Art and Architecture / SO-IL" 21 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/784639/blueprint-at-storefront-for-art-and-architecture-so-il/> ISSN 0719-8884