Storefront for Art & Architecture Presents New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original

 

 

 

make money and good luck!, 2023. Photo: Canal Street Research Association

New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original looks at the spatial effects of the criminalization of informal markets and the contemporary repercussions this has on sidewalks and across the facades of Lower Manhattan. Over the course of the exhibit, Canal Street Research Association will attempt to “bootleg” a historic Canal Street counterfeit bust, by tracing the bust’s historical antecedents in order to understand current-day conditions. Anchored in Ming Fay’s seminal Monumental Fruit public artwork honoring street vendors, the archival and speculative research for this re-staging takes various modes: resurfacing of Fay’s proposals and artworks, creating a modular display system in collaboration with architectural collective common room, and pursuing an active intervention on Storefront’s facade. Canal Street Research Association is currently offering Storefront as ad space to mimic the increasingly frequent Lower Manhattan phenomenon that prioritizes buildings as billboards. This gesture attempts to invert the typical flow of corporate funding by redistributing any resources accrued through this experiment to support on the ground advertisers for luxury fashion houses: shanzhai luxury vendors themselves.

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Banksy: Building Castles in the Sky ~ an Unauthorized Exhibition in NYC

 

 

 

Mickey Snake, 2015; Fiberglass, polyester resin, acrylic; 72 x 82 x 262 cm

Banksy Building Castles in the Sky, one of the biggest exhibitions featuring original artworks of one of the most influential contemporary artists is opening on May 28 in New York City.

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A Look Inside Proposed Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Nolita

 

 

 

Terreform Monarch Sanctuary courtesy terreform.com

Kenmare Square LLC and Brooklyn-based, nonprofit architecture and urban design research group, TerreForm has been working on a project in Manhattan for a proposed building, creating a Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on the facade, atrium and roof of a new, commercial building. Sounds like a sanctuary for the people within! Let’s take a look at the plan.

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The Art of Immigration: Paintings by Donatus Buongiorno at Parish of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral

 

 

 

Image via donatusbuongiorno.com

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mulberry street will open its doors to The Art of Immigration: Paintings by Donatus Buongiorno this April.

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