Fresh Meat on Exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture

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Fresh Meat Journal is one of 80 magazines on exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. The exhibition, by Archizines +Arch-Art! Books, has an opening reception today, April 17th at 7pm. The exhibition runs through June 9th, 2012.

Fresh Meat is excited to be part of the Archizines exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.  Along with 80 other magazines, Fresh Meat Journal The How-To Issue, takes part in a showcase of independent magazines and journals from around the world that celebrate the beauty of the printed medium. Two former Editors of Fresh Meat, Dorit Hershtig and Lauren Turner, will take part in the Archizines Live: Symposium on Publishing Practices. They will be presenting under the topic of Medium, which takes place on Friday, April 20th at 7pm.

For more information about the exhibition or symposium, see the official press release from Storefront For Art and Architecture below or visit their website.

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Archizines + Arch-Art! Books is a double exhibition consisting of Archizines curated by Elias Redstone (April 18 – June 9, 2012) and Arch-Art! Books, curated by Adam O’Reilly for Printed Matter, Inc. (May 5 – June 9, 2012) that will be presented at Storefront for Art and Architecture to bring to the table a hypothesis: printed matter matters. Consisting of an eclectic selection of new independent and alternative magazines, fanzines and journals from around the world (that can be read as a contemporary response to the Clip Stamp Fold exhibition curated by Beatriz Colomina at Storefront in 2007, which explored the little magazines phenomenon in the 60’s and 70’s), together with a selection of contemporary artist books with architecture at the center, the exhibition will be a temporary library for contemporary approaches to architecture from different disciplinary origins and degrees of expertise. An opening reception will take place on April 17th at 7 PM.

Archizines was recently launched by Elias Redstone as a research project to celebrate and promote the resurgence of independent and alternative publishing (www.archizines.com), and an exhibition was initiated in collaboration with the Architectural Association School of Architecture in November 2011. Following presentations in London, Milan and Barcelona, Archizines makes its American debut at Storefront with a bespoke design by \ / | < | \ | (Giancarlo Valle, Isaiah King, Ryan Neiheiser) that draws inspiration from the quintessential New York model of publication display – the newstand – and turns it on its side. Instead of a vertical, 2-dimensional billboard, the show will offer a horizontal, 3-dimensional field of objects: 80 architecture publications displayed on delicate metal rods, which sprout from the floor. The exhibition will evacuate all other content from the space, creating an information vacuum that focuses the visitor’s attention on the objects themselves: 80 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over 20 countries that provide new platforms for commentary, criticism and research into the spaces we inhabit and the practice of architecture. Arch-Art! Books will present a selection of artists’ books culled from Printed Matter, Inc.’s current catalog and present them as a medium through which architecture might be photographically and representationally explored. Each book is an flâneur’s response to the urban environment, documenting the social patina and environmental decay left on architectural space. The \ / | < | \ | design will present the books on linear displays, which will cut through and displace the field of existing Archizines publications.

Together, the complementary shows will form an exhibition of exchange and dialog; mining the overlap and friction found in the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architecture and art publishing from around the world. The exhibition will also include additional printed material (a graphic façade, newsprint, and catalogue) designed by Benjamin Critton that bring together ideas presented in each exhibition.

ARCHIZINES LIVE: Symposium on Publishing Practices

6 Manifesto Series on: MEDIUM / SPEED / HISTORY / CRISIS / DESIRE

In conjunction with the presentation of Archizines, Storefront will host a 2-day symposium on publishing practices as part of its Manifesto Series. Throughout its exhibition tour, Archizines has provided platforms for architectural research and debate, and demonstrated the residual love of the printed word and paper page – providing an antidote to digital publishing. Made by architects, artists and students, the publications included in the exhibition add an important, and often radical, addition to architectural discourse that will be furthered explored through the Manifesto Series, which will take place on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.

The Manifesto Series consist on a series of presentations by the editors of the publications on display in the exhibition together with editors of some of the most established publishing magazines. The themes of the Manifesto series will be:

Friday April 20, 7-9 PM: Medium and Speed

7.00-8.00 MEDIUM

8.00-9.00 SPEED

Saturday, April 21, History/Crisis and Desire

2–3.30 HISTORY

4.00-5.30 / CRISIS

6.00-7.30 DESIRE

Archizine Exhibition

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