According to Storefront for Art and Architecture, as a contemporary form of commercialized nostalgia, souvenirs are the ultimate cliche in the representation of a city. Producing collective imaginaries made up of lines that follow the profiles of superlative sculptures, buildings, and stories, souvenirs have become, according to this organization, the reference points that anchor a particular culture in time, representing political, cultural, and social values.
Souvenirs: New New York Icons, Storefront for Art and Architecture’s most recent exhibition, commissioned 59 artists, architects, and designers to reimagine the referential images that constitute the global perception of the city, proposing new understandings of the urban experience. Within this cohort, Cohabitation Strategies’ co-founder Miguel Robles-Durán was invited to propose a souvenir for South Bronx, Community Board 2.
Join us for the exhibition opening today!
Storefront for Art and Architecture
Souvenirs: New New York Icons
September 16th – November 18th, 2017
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY
September 16th Exhibition Opening:
Public Viewing: 11 am – 6 pm
Public Opening: 7 pm – 9 pm
For more information about the exhibition, click here.