Graphic design by Fru★Fru (Rosana Galian + Paula Vilaplana)

 

Critical Halloween: Holes

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

9:30 pm – late

 

Museum of Sex

233 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

 

SEE PHOTOS HERE

  
#criticalhalloween     #holes     @storefrontnyc
 

Critical Halloween is a party, an intellectual debate, a costume competition, and a space for the expression of radical thought. The event brings people together through music, dance, and costume to engage in critical discussion in New York City.

 

Each year, Critical Halloween celebrates a feared ghost of art and architectural production. This year, we explore HOLES.

 

Holes appear to be made of nothing, and yet can be described by what takes place around, inside, and through them. In art and architecture, holes question our perceptions of matter and space, constructing, revealing, and inviting us to reflect upon what is real…and what is not. Scary.

 

We invite artists, architects, designers, poets, lawyers, and other holed beings to join us at the Museum of Sex explore the conceptual depths of HOLES through sartorial guise.

 

DJ Mapquest will perform live sets throughout the night. Guests are invited to partake in an open bar, and to experience the Museum of Sex’s current exhibitions and installations.

 

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.

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The People’s Choice Award, in partnership with The Architect’s Newspaper, will be decided in an online competition. Votes will be accepted through Friday, November 10th at 11:59 pm. View each of the entries and place your vote here.

 

 

COSTUME COMPETITION WINNERS
 
Best Individual Costume:
“Threshold” – Sebastian Grogaard
 
 
Best Duo/Couple Costume:
“Hole Foods” – Henning Strassburger and Daniel Topka
 
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Honorable Mention – Duo/Couple Costume:
“Holey-Roley (Rolex Learning Center) aka ‘Swiss Cheese'” –
Kate Chen and Ainslie Cullen
 
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Best Firm/Group Costume: 
“Weep Holes” – FXFOWLE
 
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Best Overall Costume:
“Rhino Boolean” – Steven Holl Architects
 
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JURY
Costume competition winners were selected by a renowned jury comprised of:
  
Sean Anderson, Museum of Modern Art
Felix Burrichter, PIN-UP
Eva Franch, Storefront for Art and Architecture
Natasha Jen, Pentagram
Charles Renfro, Diller Scofidio + Renfro  
 

PARTY BIBLIOGRAPHY

See here for a list of publications and articles that inspired this years HOLES costumes.

 

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“I dug a deep hole in the basement of 112 Greene Street. What I wanted to do I didn’t accomplish at all, which was digging deep enough so that a person could see the actual foundations, the ‘removed’ spaces under the foundation, and liberate the building’s enormous compressive, confining forces simply by making a hole.” -Gordon Matta Clark

 

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LEAD SPONSOR
Arup
 
CRITICAL FIRMS*
DS+R
KPF 
Pentagram
Robert A.M Stern Architects
Steven Holl Architects
Weiss/Manfredi
CRITICAL COMMITTEE*  
Nanu Al-Hamad
The Architect’s Newspaper
Daniel Ayat
BIG
Sylvia Smith, FXFOWLE
Will Garris
Greta Hansen
Chase Kaars
Toshiko Mori Architects 
Margery Perlmutter
Russell Piccione Design
Protravel International
Valli Ravindran
SO-IL
Silvia Tomescu
WXY Architecture + Urban Design 
EVENT PARTNERS
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
 
Main Photo by Jena Cumbo
Graphic Design by Fru★Fru (Rosana Galian + Paula Vilaplana)