“Sharing Models: Manhattanisms” Exhibition

Storefront for Art and Architecture

poster for “Sharing Models: Manhattanisms” Exhibition

This event has ended.

We are experiencing the emergence of a culture that is marked by a return to, redefinition, and expansion of the notion of the commons. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of globalization is reorienting us away from trends that have emphasized individuation and singular development, and toward new forms of collectivity.

Over the last decade, emerging technologies and economies have affected aspects of our everyday life, from the way we work and travel, to how we think about shelter and social engagement.

How will the sharing movement of today affect the way we inhabit and build the cities of tomorrow?

Manhattan, one of the most dense and iconic places in the world, has been a laboratory for many visions of urbanism. Sharing Models: Manhattanisms invites 30 international architects to produce models of their own visions for the city’s future.

The models, each a section of Manhattan, establish analytical, conceptual, and physical frameworks for inhabiting and constructing urban space and the public sphere. Together, they present a composite figure; a territory that is simultaneously fictional and real, and one that opens a window to new perceptions of the city’s shared assets.

Asymptote Architecture
Atelier Manferdini
Bureau V
Buro Koray Duman
RICA* (Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río)
Matilde Cassani
Future Firm
Höweler + Yoon
Huff + Gooden Architects
(Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff)
Leong Leong
Manuel Herz Architects
The Open Workshop
Pedro & Juana
Renato Rizzi
SITU Studio
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio + Rodolfo Díaz Cervantes
TEN Arquitectos
Urban Agency

Research support for this exhibition is provided by Juan Francisco Saldarriaga and the Center for Spatial Research at Columbia University.

Specific model support provided by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and Hotel Americano.

As part of Sharing Models: Manhattanisms, a group of artists has been invited to produce stencils that ask us to reflect upon the sharing movement. The facade of Storefront will be transformed into a canvas that presents one artist’s work each week throughout the duration of the show. The first 100 visitors to Storefront’s gallery space will receive a stencil of the work being shown. Participating artists include Curtis Kulig, John Giorno, Shantell Martin, Lawrence Weiner, and Sebastian Errazuriz, among others.



from July 15, 2016 to September 02, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-07-14 from 19:00 to 21:00

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