Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pop-Up Storefront Cleveland?

Between April 11th and May 17th, the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York will install their first "Pop-Up Storefront" in Los Angeles, exhibiting "CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed," featuring work by French photographer Frederic Chaubin.

Throughout the year, the Storefront will pop up in cities around the world to host exhibits for a limited time only. As described on their website, they "will avoid the conventional gallery format by temporarily taking over unoccupied spaces in unexpected neighborhoods, to exhibit and discuss pressing topics in art and architecture..."

In April, Pop-up Storefront will make an appearance at the Milan Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy, and in June at the London Festival of Architecture in London, England. Other locations are yet to be announced.

Why not Cleveland?

Of related interest, Storefront's mission statement has some relevence to what emerging Cleveland architects hope to establish in this town through the efforts of Launch Cleveland (website soon to come, in the meantime, visit

"Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. Our program of exhibitions, artists talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture with the intent of increasing awareness of and interest in contemporary design."


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