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Megawords Storefront - 2008

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Megawords - the free Philadelphia-based magazine that collaborates with dozens of renowned and unknown artists and thinkers to cover the world through words and pictures, leapt off the page and into a month-long storefront exhibition this past September 2008. The Megawords storefront project and exhibition included a month-long period of intense activity including permanent and rotating installations, guest speakers, musical performances, workshops and film screenings.

"Frequently so-called 'pop-up' installations like this one take their inspiration from the world of advertising," said Smyrski. "They put people in a fancy gallery space, overload the project with sponsors, and do everything possible to take artists out of their natural context. We believe people are most interesting exactly where they are, doing what they're doing. With the storefront, we hope to spend time with people we respect, observe their creative process, and document the learning process. If we're lucky, a community will emerge."

Download the official press release here.

View photos from the project on our Flickr page.



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