300 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, California

Curatorial Industries Opens “Self-Storage” on April 18, 2008.

This unusual collection of boxes, contributed by a roster of international and local artists and archivists, will be available for consultation beginning April 18 and ending May 18, 2008. “Self-Storage” is located in a publicly accessible facility at 300 Treat Avenue in San Francisco and its regular hours of operation will be Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 4PM.

The opening of this space – the first of its kind – was inspired by the historical precedent of the Dymaxion Chronofile, a system that Buckminster Fuller devised to chronicle his life. “Self-Storage” will gather boxes conceived and realized by the following individuals and organizations: Archigram Archive, Fern Bayer, Alejandro Cesarco, Joshua Churchill, Dexter Sinister, Trisha Donnelly, Buckminster Fuller, Ryan Gander, The John Fare Estate, Kristan Horton, Iman Issa, Marie Jager, Stephen Kaltenbach, Micah Lexier, Steven Leiber’s Basement, The Long Now Foundation, Chip Lord, Tom Marioni, The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Lisa Oppenheim, The Prelinger Library, Lisi Raskin, Amy Robinson, Sean Snyder, Superstudio, Andrew Tosiello, Frances Trombly, Tris Vonna-Michell, and The Winchester Mystery House.

The newly assembled collection includes a handsome central service point for checking out boxes for in-situ use and for obtaining library memberships. A dedicated computer station and a card catalogue indexing all print, non-print, 3D, audiovisual, and other unclassified objects, will be made available for public use.

A lively array of public programming during the months of April and May will be announced on the official website, www.curatorialindustries.org.

The project cost was funded substantially by the Curatorial Practice program of the California College of the Arts, with additional support provided from Metro Self-Storage, and The Friends of Curatorial Industries.

Curatorial Industries Directors: Petrushka Bazin, Jessica Brier, Chialin Chou, Courtenay Finn, Anna Gritz, Clare Haggarty, Kate Phillimore, and Sarah Robayo Sheridan.

For more information, please call (415)642-4304 or email [email protected]

Official Website: http://www.curatorialindustries.org

Added by Curatorial Industries on March 24, 2008