Pawel Niedzwiecki, “Koi Tail”, 2009 and Francisca Benitez with Alena Adams, Takiera Dominguez, Imani Gibson, Lynee Jacobs, and Giselle Nieves, “Independence Community Center’s Entrance”, 2009
Opening Sunday, January 3, 2010 5:00PM – 8:00PM
3 January – 28 March 2010
Press on MAKING SPACE in Architect’s Newspaper.
MAKING SPACE: THE FIRST ANNUAL EXHIBIT OF THE ARCHITECTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
As Architects-in-Residence, both practitioners have responded to SUPERFRONT’s spatial identity at the gallery’s storefront location in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Whether at the scale of the physical walls of the gallery or at the larger scale of central Brooklyn, the Architects-in-Residence present work in dialog with the gallery’s location on Atlantic Avenue.
The title of the exhibit, MAKING SPACE, alludes to the physical production that both practices share. As much of contemporary architectural experimentation occurs in the realm of the digital (computing space, ordering space, animating space), MAKING SPACE presents a surprisingly physical and hands-on selection of works. Both Architects-in-Residence work in physical media, where materiality can both record information and elude reproducibility.
The MAKING SPACE exhibit and the Architects-in-Residence program are partly enabled by generous donations from Nilizandr Gilbert and Sarah Millsaps.