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Saturday, October 31, 2015

DCTV Firehouse

87 Lafayette Street, New York

9 pm until late

DJ Sets by Daniel Perlin | Surfing

 

 

 

THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S CHOICE ONLINE COSTUME COMPETITION 

Storefront partnered with Hyperallergic to host a Democratic People’s Choice Award. During the week following the event, online audiences were able to vote on for their favorite Critical Halloween costume through Hyperallergic.

 

 

 

 

 

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Critical Halloween is a party, an intellectual debate, a costume competition, and a space for the expression of radical thought. Over the past few years, it has become a referential event that brings together people through music, dance, and costume design to engage in critical discussion in New York City.

 

 

“Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and, ultimately, deserves. […] we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed.” 

– “Farewell to Penn Station,” New York Times, October 30, 1963

 

 

 

Each year, Critical Halloween celebrates a feared ghost of art and architectural production. This year, we explored DEMO, which operates simultaneously as an abbreviation, a prefix, a verb, and a noun.

 

From acts of collective will (DEMOnstration) to institutional erasure (DEMOlition), DEMO invited guests to intellectually examine ideas, issues, and objects in art, architecture, and design with a focus on those that should get a dose of DEMO.

 

Critical Halloween is a space of reflection and action based upon the belief that critical ideas have a place within even the most seemingly carefree manifestations of our culture: the Halloween costume party.

 

 

COSTUME COMPETITION PRIZES

 

This year the DEMO jury announced the awards at midnight. The jury was comprised of: Keller Easterling, Winka Dubbeldam, Andres Jaque, and Beatriz Galilee. The jury awarded 7 prizes in the following categories:

 

Best Overall Costume

“Building Cuts: The Ghost of Matta”

Steven Holl Architects

 

 
Best Individual Costume

“Archzilla”

Evalynn Rosado – Weiss/Manfredi

 

ARCHZILLA_(EVALYNN_ROSADO - WEISS-MANFREDI)

 

 
 

Best Duo/Couple Costume

“Permitted and Unpermitted”

Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek – ONLY IF

 

PERMITTED_AND_UNPERMITTED_(Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek)_crop

 

Best Group Costume

“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”

Francisco Rocha, Joana Bem-Haja, Joana Torres, and Sandra Shizuka
 

DEMOISELLES_D'AVIGNON_(Francisco Rocha, Joana Bem-Haja, Joana Torres, Sandra Shizuka)

 
 

 

Special Prize for Best Demolition Costume

“The Fall of the Berlin Wall”

Leong Leong

 

DEMOLITION_OF_THE_BERLIN_WALL_(LEONG_LEONG)_clean

 

Special Prize for Best Demonstration Costume

“Smoke”

Studio Dror

 

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Special Prize for Best Democracy Costume

“Democracy, The Puppet of Capital”

Miguel de Guzman and Ines Esnal

 

DEMOCRACY,_THE_PUPPET_OF_CAPITAL_(MIGUEL_DE_GUZMAN_&_INES_ESNAL)

 

Photos by BFA

Costume Concept Photography by Yuko Torihara

 

PARTY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Need some inspiration for your costume? Get critical with our Party Bibliography: On DEMO.

 

 

LEAD SPONSOR:

Arup

 

MEDIA PARTNER:

Hyperallergic

 

EVENT SPONSORS:

BFA

Pop Art Snacks

Apple Industries

Tito’s Vodka

 

CRITICAL FIRMS:

DS+R
Hargreaves Associates
KPF
mOrphosis
Pentagram
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Steven Holl Architects
Studio Dror
Toshiko Mori Architects
Weiss / Manfredi
 

CRITICAL COMMITTEE:

Ty Abernethy
Maria Aiolova
Belmont Freeman Architects
Rahel Biru
FXFOWLE
Andrew Heid/ NO ARCHITECTURE, PLLC
Sachi Hoshikawa
Lydia Kallipoliti, ANAcycle
Cynthia Phifer Kracauer
Sara Meltzer
Sarah Natkins
Margery Perlmutter
Jesse Seegers
Rebecca Shoval
SOFTlab
Steven Thomson
 
(lists in formation)

 

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