Theo Deutinger “State of Tyranny”

Storefront for Art and Architecture

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How do we understand tyranny? Its global presence is felt and heard daily. It permeates news cycles, it defines the plots of television shows, and it has to be explained to our children. Tyranny defines contemporary culture, and though it is often talked about conceptually, its more subtle spatial manifestations have a real impact on our cities and public spaces.

Throughout the world, people, communities, and territories are at risk due to the design of the spaces they inhabit. Despite a steady rise in street-level activism, hostile and defensive design have gradually and quietly transformed our buildings, parks, and homes into sites of surveillance and societal control.

State of Tyranny unveils the methods and tools of urban design that seek to disable public agency in the name of public safety. The exhibition reorients our understandings of the power of the city and state-and the architectures they employ-through an installation in Storefront’s gallery space and a series of walking tours through Lower Manhattan called the Tyranny Trail.

Expanding upon research conducted by Theo Deutinger for his recent publication, Handbook of Tyranny, the exhibition and tours call attention to the spatial effects of tyranny, ultimately aiming to identify methods of control commonly used around the world, and to contextualize their embeddedness within New York City’s urban fabric.

#stateoftyranny #tyrannytrail @storefrontnyc

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Schedule

from March 29, 2019 to May 04, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-03-28 from 19:00 to 21:00

Artist(s)

Theo Deutinger

Website

http://www.storefrontnews.org/ (venue's website)

Fee

Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays

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Address: 97 Kenmare St., New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-5795 Fax: 212-431-5755

Between Cleveland Place and Mulberry St. /Subway: 6 to Spring Street or R/W to Prince Street

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