Storefront for Art & Architecture
In 1993, Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York commissioned a collaborative building project by artist Vito Acconci and architect Steven Holl. The project replaced the existing façade with a series of wall panels that pivot vertically or horizontally, enabling the entire length of the building to open directly onto the street. To mark its 25th anniversary, Storefront embarked on a project to restore the gallery and its iconic façade. Construction work began on July 1st and on October 15th the gallery reopened with a newly-restored exterior, exhibition space and a micro bookshop. Storefront’s façade is now regarded as a contemporary architectural landmark and is visited each year by thousands of artists, architects and students from around the world. The façade exemplifies Storefront’s commitment to alternative architectural and artistic practices.
Restoration: Pernilla Ohrstedt