Artist Jonathan Berger continues his conversations with and about shop owners in New York City and elsewhere. Berger is joined by Annie Lee and Paddy Kan, owners of Leekan Designs on the Lower East Side since 1981; Phillip Retzky, former owner of Little Rickie; and artist Vaginal Davis. The program is moderated by curator and writer Saim Demircan.

    Since 2020 Berger and Demircan have been in an extended dialogue about shopkeepers as figures in a broader and more porous field of social life and cultural education, particularly in New York, where Berger worked and shopped in the 1990s. The Store, Berger’s recent project at the Aspen Art Museum, considers how shops might intersect with institutional art spaces.