StorefrontTV Season 3: On Maintenance continues with newly commissioned videos by artists and architects that explore and redefine the notion of maintenance in critical and playful ways.
Broadcast weekly on Wednesdays at 6 pm ET, episodes air on Storefront’s websiteYouTube channel, and Instagram Live. Previous episodes are viewable 24 hours after they air live; watch existing ones here.
Learn more about the fourth and fifth episodes below, and tune into Episode 5 by Leslie Hewitt this coming Wednesday! Episodes are brief, so we encourage you to subscribesign up for reminders, and follow us on Instagram at @storefrontnyc.
Wednesday, July 22th, 2020 from 6:00-6:25 pm ET
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Though I never actually visited the National Memorial African Bookstore myself, images of the bookstore have flooded my imagination to this very day. In this mental space of post-memory, literature, the chaos of embodied knowledge, and the misremembering of things past, I play with computer code, concrete poetry and the freeing feeling of chance and happenstance as a place to begin anew.The typefaces of PL/I and IBM Plex Mono serve as foils to potentially instinctual sensory responses that may be stimulated by the temporal poetry present in this in situ documentation of the work “Forty-two.”
— Leslie Hewitt

Episode 5

In Recapture, the fifth episode of StorefrontTV Season 3, Leslie Hewitt presents documentation of a work entitled Forty-two (2019), a text-based html programmed video that explores the intersection of concrete poetry, memory, and the “technoscape.” The words generated in the work are collected from archival images of books that circulated through the National Memorial African Bookstore, an iconic space that maintained a subversive presence in Harlem, New York City for forty-two years (from 1932 to 1974). Through the work, Hewitt strives to create a sensory experience of a forgone space where art, politics, and activism converged, placing ideas of resilience and fortitude front of mind.
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Image: Leslie Hewitt’s Forty-two, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Perrotin.
Se va a caer (It’s Gonna Fall)
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In case you missed it this Wednesday, you can watch the fourth episode of StorefrontTV Season 3, Se va a caer (It’s Gonna Fall) by Julieta Gil, on Storefront’s website and YouTube channel. Each past episode of StorefrontTV will be viewable on Instagram Live for 24 hours, as well as on Storefront’s web platforms afterward.

Episode 4

In Se va a caer (It’s Gonna Fall), the fourth episode of StorefrontTV Season 3, Julieta Gil builds upon a series of works entitled Nuestra Victoria (Our Victory) about a prominent Mexico City monument called the Ángel de la Independencia (Angel of Independence). Last summer, hours after serving as the site of protests focused on violence against women, the Ángel was boarded up. The government soon began working on its restoration, erasing the voices of protest that it carried. Se va a caer (It’s Gonna Fall), created in collaboration with Concepción Huerta, allows the words and actions of civil resistance to be maintained in our collective memory.
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In these times, we are especially grateful for the organizations, foundations, and members who have made contributions that enable us to continue Storefront’s mission of thinking creatively about our built environments. To support Storefront or become a member, please reach out to us at membership@storefrontnews.org.
StorefrontTV is supported in part by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Storefront has also received generous emergency support during the coronavirus pandemic from: Humanities New York, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Blavatnik Family Foundation, The Luce Foundation, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, Arison Arts Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation, The David Rockefeller Fund, and The Robert Lehman Foundation.
Storefront’s most recent exhibition, Arabesque, is supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, and BKSK Architects.


Arabesque is the third exhibition of Building Cycles. Founding support of Building Cycles is generously provided by Linde-Griffith Construction Company and the Graham Foundation. 
Building Cycles has also been made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; KPF; Steven Holl Architects; WXY architecture + design; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.
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