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Superimposed Supergraphics

by Natalie Hegert
The Storefront for Art and Architecture’s collapsible/exploding/intruding space, where walls pivot out onto the sidewalk, is currently hosting an exhibition of Dutch artist duo Haas&Hahn. Like the space that hosts their work, the duo’s projects, enacted in the favelas of Rio, are imposed onto the fabric of the city, blurring the boundaries of public and private. Taking advantage of the unregulated dynamics of the ghetto, Haas&Hahn’s projects take the form of community enterprise, educational mission, supergraphic design installation, and public art project, all at once. Three... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 6/5/11
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Rio de Janeiro: Superimposed Supergraphics

by Natalie Hegert
This review was originally published on ArtSlant New York in June 2011. The Storefront for Art and Architecture’s collapsible/exploding/intruding space, where walls pivot out onto the sidewalk, is currently hosting an exhibition of Dutch artist duo Haas&Hahn. Like the space that hosts their work, the duo’s projects, enacted in the favelas of Rio, are imposed onto the fabric of the city, blurring the boundaries of public and private. Taking advantage of the unregulated dynamics of the ghetto, Haas&Hahn’s projects take the form of community enterprise, educational mission, s... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 12/18/13
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Architecture of the Present

by Yaelle Amir
When people speak of Dubai’s architecture, they usually mention the Burj (the tallest skyscraper in the world) rather than peripheral industrial plants. Yet it is precisely these overlooked and unsightly structures that Dutch photographer Bas Princen seeks to capture in his recent series Refuge, Five Cities (2009). In these photographs he introduces nondescript, yet commanding buildings stationed in desolate landscapes in the outskirts of Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Dubai, and Istanbul. Primarily serving migrants, these factories, residential and commercial buildings further exclude thes... [more]
Posted by Yaelle Amir on 5/23/10
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A Look at Ramak Fazel

by Yaelle Amir
This exhibition provides a visual survey of the journey Ramak Fazal – an American of Iranian heritage – embarked on in August, 2006, in order to gain a closer perspective of his country. Upon rediscovering his childhood vintage stamp collection in his mother’s home in Fort Wayne, IN, Fazel devised a road trip during which he would visit each of the 50 states’ capitol buildings. He mapped out his route, purchased a white van, and set out from east to west with his camera and stamp collection in tow. Upon his arrival in each capital, Fazel composed a collage of stamps tha... [more]
Posted by Yaelle Amir on 2/17/08