The U.S. Department of State has selected the Storefront for Art and Architecture, with Praxis journal, to organize the U.S. exhibition for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. The exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion—titled "OfficeUS: Criticism by Re-Making"—will be curated by Storefront director Eva Franch i Gilabert, MIT architecture professor Ana Miljacki, and Praxis co-founder and editor Ashley Schafer.
Storefront for Art and Architecture director Eva Franch i Gilabert, with Snarkitecture's Daniel Arsham (left) and Alex Mustonen, at a 2011 Snarkitecture exhibit at Storefront.
Credit: Noah Kalina
According to a release, "OfficeUS" will feature two central components: an exhibition archive of 1,000 U.S. architectural projects around the world from the last 100 years ("the Repository") and an incubator space for invited specialists to re-make the material from the Repository ("the Office"). Diverse typologies and architecture firms will mark the samples included in the Repository.
Praxis issue 8, "Re: Programming," May 2006.
Praxis issue 4, "Landscapes," September 2002.
Figures invited to participate in the Office laboratory hail from Architizer, Leong Leong, Natasha Jen/Pentagram, Clog, Praxis, Ennead Architects, the Storefront, and other organizations. Curators and participants in "OfficeUS" will host a press conference at the Storefront on Sept. 27.
Clog issue 6, "Brutalism," February 2013.