From the Street, I Can See the Moon

by David L. Johnson, 2014

C’est Vrai (One Hour) by Robert Frank, 1990




Hosted by David L. Johnson

Wednesday March, 29, 2023
For the first in our Open Session series, artist David L. Johnson is convening an evening of conversation and collective learning around his own video work and C’est Vrai! (One Hour), a single-take film photographer Robert Frank made in 1990 on the streets of SoHo and the Lower East Side. Johnson will host writers Nicholas Dawidoff, Geelia Ronkina, and special guests to converse around street performance, pedestrian perspectives, and how we choose to document New York as it continues to change
Open Sessions are a series of evenings curated and hosted at Storefront by an invited guest during the last week of each month. These informal gatherings open a space for shared dialogue on critical issues surrounding the themes of Storefront’s yearlong research project, On the Ground. 
Read more about the event here
NOTE: This program has limited capacity. RSVP is required to attend
Attendees are highly encouraged to wear masks.
Pope.L studio, 2022. © Pope.L.
Courtesy the artist and 52 Walker, New York
Gordon Matta-Clark & Pope.L:
Impossible Failures
Offsite event at 52 Walker
52 Walker Street, New York NY 10013
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Storefront members are invited to a special walkthrough with curators of the current exhibition at 52 Walker, titled Gordon Matta-Clark & Pope.L: Impossible Failures.
Impossible Failures, pairs works by Gordon Matta-Clark (1943–1978) and Pope.L (b. 1955) and focuses on their shared fixation regarding the problematics of architecture, language, institutions, scale, and value.
If you would like to join and are not yet a Storefront member, please sign up here,
This event has limited capacity.
NOTE: Please RSVP by Tuesday March 21, 2023.



New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat A New York Original, 2023.

Photo by PJ Roundtree
March 1 – May 27, 2023
Wednesday – Saturday
Stop by Storefront’s gallery to see Canal Street Research Association’s presentation of speculative research on the shifting landscapes of Canal Street, featuring works by Ming Fay.
New Land Plaza: You Can’t Beat a New York Original looks at the spatial effects of the criminalization of informal markets and the contemporary repercussions this has on sidewalks and across the facades of Lower Manhattan. Over the course of the exhibit, Canal Street Research Association will attempt to “bootleg” a historic Canal Street counterfeit bust, by tracing the bust’s historical antecedents in order to understand current-day conditions. Anchored in Ming Fay’s seminal Monumental Fruit public artwork honoring street vendors, the archival and speculative research for this re-staging takes various modes: resurfacing of Fay’s proposals and artworks, creating a modular display system in collaboration with architectural collective common room, and pursuing an active intervention on Storefront’s facade.
Read more about the exhibition here


Storefront’s On the Ground program is made possible through the support of the Graham Foundation, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the Storefront Circle and Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.
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