Please join us on Thursday, February 1st at 7pm at Storefront for Art and Architecture (@storefrontnyc ) for the opening of “Sex and the So-Called City,” an alternative version of SATC made by Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (@andres_jaque) with Miguel de Guzmán (Imagen Subliminal) on occasion of the show’s 20th anniversary!
New York (USA)
Film © #Imagensubliminal by Miguel De Guzman and Rocío Romero Rivas.
All the details at www.storefrontnews.org/programming/sex-and-the-so-called-city/
Storefront for Art and Architecture is getting ready to celebrate and discuss the 20th anniversary of New York’s most influential archisocial manifesto: Sex and the City. This non-stop, ten-week summit stages the most relevant people, places, and processes that played a role in New York’s cultural shift of the last two decades. Transformed into a transmedia studio, Storefront’s gallery space will become the setting where a documentary reenactment of the TV series will be filmed and broadcast online, as a way to unblackbox New York’s obvious—and therefore invisible—blueprints.
Since the release of SATC’s first episode in 1998, New York’s real estate market has doubled. As Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha made their way from Patricia Fields’ thrift-store-heterogeneous-outfits to multi-brand-high-end-opulence, and from one-bedroom rentals to The-World-of-Interiors-like-apartments, New York engaged in an equivalent evolution. The city progressed by evacuating its clumsiness, depurating its air and waters and reclaiming its dumping fields. SATC anticipated what would later become a post-2008, sanitized, assets-oriented urbanism, a highendcracy by which new forms of trading air-rights within blocks, LLC-shelled identities and the reinforcement of the 421-a tax exception rendered the city an ecosystem to produce, reproduce and accommodate value.