Being launches Storefront’s Critical History Project, a conference, an exhibition, a film, and a book that work together to understand the role of Storefront for Art and Architecture in the construction of architectural discourse within the last thirty years. Presented on the occasion of the organization's thirtieth anniversary, the project aims to reevaluate the past, scope, impact, and residue of the most relevant projects undertaken by the institution and position them in contemporary culture to assess the present and future role of alternative positions within the field of architecture.
Being looks into the organization’s 30 year history to amplify, question, unveil, connect, disrupt, merge, react and experiment with individuals, ideas and things from its past, present and future history of being. By engaging with these nine actions, the exhibition reflects on Storefront’s mission and how it operates, giving understanding to the mechanisms, methodologies and aspirations of an institution dedicated to the production of radical and alternative practices while inviting and enabling the visitor to act. The exhibition includes works previously on display at Storefront by a varied range of artists and architects in specific moments in their trajectory. Artists include Vito Acconci, Daniel Arsham, Raoul Bunschoten, Beatriz Colomina, Peter Cook, Neil Denari, Liz Diller & Ricardo Scofidio, Dan Graham, Steven Holl, Jenny Holzer, Bjarke Ingels, Alfredo Jaar, Camilo José Vergara, Tadashi Kawamata, Laura Kurgan, LTL, Michael Manfredi, Enric Miralles & Carme Pinos, Anthoni Muntadas, Shirin Neshat, Kyong Park, Dagmar Richter, Kiki Smith, Michael Sorkin, Charles Waldheim, Michael Webb, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Lebbeus Woods, among many others.