Critical Halloween: Holes

Tuesday October 31, 2017

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

 

PURCHASE TICKETS 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.

 

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.

 

Tickets

Tickets are available at various levels: Individual, Critical Committee, and Critical Firm. See here for more information and to purchase. Ticket prices will increase at the door.

 

Costume Competition
Each individual or group will have a chance to take a portrait photograph that will enter their costume into the competition. An international jury of renowned voices will select the best HOLE costumes in the following categories:
 
Best Individual Costume
Best Duo/Couple Costume
Best Group Costume
Best Overall Costume
 
In addition, online voting will take place to determine the People’s Choice award.
 

Party Bibliography

Need some inspiration for your costume? Please check back for a list of publications and articles on HOLES.

 

“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

We Like America: New Icon-i-Cities

Saturday October 21, 2017

Spacebuster: We Like America

NEW ICONICITIES
As part of It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks
Saturday, October 21st from 11 am to 3 pm
Central Park’s East Pinetum (East 84th Street entrance), located on the basketball courts 
See location here on Google Maps.
 
 
#spacebuster     #welikeamerica     @storefrontnyc     #ubermut    @raumlaborberlin    #newiconicities
 

NEW ICONICITIES brings together critical approaches to the shifting and complex iconography of the city. Presented during Souvenirs: New New York Icons, currently on view at Storefront’s downtown gallery space, the event includes a series of talks and a workshop inside the Spacebuster.  

 

For the Souvenirs exhibition, Storefront has commissioned 59 artists to produce original objects that represent and redefine the collective imaginary for each of New York City’s 59 community boards.

 

During New Iconicities, participants of the show will present their ideas about what should constitute an icon of the city today. In parallel to these open discussions, raumlaborberlin, the creator of the Spacebuster, will lead a public workshop that invites visitors to produce their own iconography for their neighborhoods, inspiring new ways of perceiving the city of New York.

 

This event is part of We Like America, an experimental road trip of the Spacebuster, and takes place in the context of It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks.

 

About We Like America

We Like America, presented in partnership with Übermut Project, is an experimental road trip of the Spacebuster, a temporary architectural structure designed by raumlaborberlin and commissioned by Storefront in 2009 in order to transform public spaces into impromptu community zones.

 

Exploring facets of the “American Dream” and seeking out new urban frontiers by transforming nomadic, transgressive, and transitory spaces, the Spacebuster is reprised through We Like America in a journey of the American Rust Belt.

 

With a multifaceted mission that includes fact finding, observation, and research, We Like America will pop up to investigate and organize around issues of collective societal desire in everyday life. The road trip kicked off in Chicago during the preview week of the Chicago Architectural Biennale, and then worked its way east with pit stops in St. Louis, Cleveland, eventually arriving in New York in October.

 

Read more about We Like America, the Spacebuster, and all the events here.

 

About It’s Happening!

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. 

 

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. It’s Happening! celebrate this milestone with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances that transform Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

 

Read more about It’s Happening! here.

We Like America: Spacebuster x Brooklyn Boheme

Saturday October 14, 2017

Spacebuster: We Like America

 
 We Like America: Spacebuster x Brooklyn Boheme
Saturday, October 14th from 12 pm to 10 pm
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn (enter at Washington / Dekalb)
 
#spacebuster     #welikeamerica     @storefrontnyc     @ubermutproject     @raumlaborberlin
 
As part of We Like America, an experimental road trip through the American Rust Belt to New York, the Spacebuster will set up shop in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park for a day-long program beginning with a furniture building workshop. Community residents are invited to participate in building a chair, and can take home their creations. The chair-building exercise is part of GENERATOR, an ongoing prototyping experiment by raumlaborberlin, where community input from each workshop engenders a new model. Brooklyn residents will build the “Sedia Venezana,” developed in Venice during the Architecture Biennale, and the feedback from this workshop will be used in the future towards the “Brooklyn Boheme Chair.”
 
At dusk, Spacebuster will present an hour of curated short films by Hamburg- and Berlin-based independent filmmakers such as Baltic Raw, with films including Quick Animation (1989), an Eastern Bloc “Berlin-wall era” take on hip hop culture. This will be followed by a screening of Brooklyn Boheme, a love letter to Fort Greene’s past as a vibrant cultural mecca of the late 80s and early 90s. Filmmakers Nelson George and Diane Paragas will participate in a discussion moderated by writer and performer Carl Hancock Rux (who is also featured in the film).
 
The events are free, kid-friendly, and open to the public.
 
Event Schedule
12:00 pm: Furniture making workshop as part of GENERATOR
6:00 pm: Screening of short works by Hamburg- and Berlin-based independent filmmakers
7:30 pm: Screening of Brooklyn Boheme
8:45 pm: Discussion with filmmakers Nelson George and Diane Paragas, moderated by Carl Hancock Rux
 

About We Like America

We Like America, presented in partnership with Übermut Project, is an experimental road trip of the Spacebuster, a temporary architectural structure designed by raumlaborberlin and commissioned by Storefront in 2009 in order to transform public spaces into impromptu community zones.

 

Exploring facets of the “American Dream” and seeking out new urban frontiers by transforming nomadic, transgressive, and transitory spaces, the Spacebuster is reprised through We Like America in a journey of the American Rust Belt.

 

With a multifaceted mission that includes fact finding, observation, and research, We Like America will pop up to investigate and organize around issues of collective societal desire in everyday life. The road trip kicked off in Chicago during the preview week of the Chicago Architectural Biennale, and then worked its way east with pit stops in St. Louis, Cleveland, eventually arriving in New York in October.

 

Read more about We Like America, the Spacebuster, and all the events here.

Marching On Performance

Saturday November 11, 2017 – Sunday November 12, 2017

Presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance as part of Performa 17.

 

Marching On Performance

Marcus Garvey ParkHarlem (enter at 122nd St. and Madison Avenue)

Presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance as part of Performa 17

 

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

 

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

 

#marchingon     #politicsofperformance     #performa17     @storefrontnyc

 

Marching On: The Politics of Performance is a project commissioned by Storefront that explores the legacy of marching and organized forms of performance. African-American marching bands have long been powerful agents of cultural and political expression, celebrating collective identities and asserting rights to public space and visibility.

 

Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson collaborate with the Marching Cobras of New York, a Harlem-based after-school drum line and dance team in a new project that interweaves echoes of the 1917 Silent March against racial violence with references to the revered Harlem Hellfighters in order to celebrate the crucial role of the community’s collective performances as acts of both cultural expression and political resistance.

 

Marching On will be inaugurated with a series of performances presented by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance as part of Performa 17. The performances are free and open to the public.

 

A subsequent exhibition will be presented at Storefront’s gallery space in early 2018. Read more about the exhibition here.

 

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Project Team

Artists: Bryony Roberts and Mabel O. Wilson in collaboration with the Marching Cobras of New York

Curator: Eva Franch

Associate Curator: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco

Strategic Development: Jinny Khanduja

Programs Producer: Max Lauter

 

Marching On: The Politics of Performance is commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture.

 

Project Support

Marching On: The Politics of Performance is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

 

General Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

 

Photo: Marching Cobras rehearsal for Marching On, Marcus Garvey Park, Spring 2017. Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture.

We Like America: In Response to Hurricanes

Wednesday October 4, 2017

Spacebuster: We Like America

In Response to Hurricanes

As part of We Like America: An Experimental Road Trip by Spacebuster

 

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

La Plaza @ The Clemente / 114 Norfolk Street

 

#welikeamerica    #spacebuster    @storefrontnyc    @ubermutproject    @raumlaborberlin

 

Spacebuster’s We Like America tour touched down in Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, and now stops in New York City. Its first NYC event takes place at The Clemente, where the discussion focuses on how art and architecture deal with issues of resilience and respond to natural disasters.

 

Addressing issues of migration, the recent humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, and the role of architecture in the response to natural disasters, In Response to Hurricanes features writer and architecture critic Niklas Maak, who will present his take on “emergency architecture,” followed by responses from Amy Chester, Director of Rebuild by Design, and Marcelo López-Dinardi, who trained as an architect in Puerto Rico. The responses, moderated by Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, contextualize the conversation around the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

 

This event is part of We Like America, a tour of the Spacebuster that seeks to explore various facets of urban American life.

 

We Like America is an initiative of raumlaborberlin in collaboration with Storefront for Art and Architecture, enabled by Übermut Project, 2017. Übermut Project is an initiative of visitBerlin and Hamburg Marketing, funded by the German Foreign Office. 

 

About the Participants:

 

Niklas Maak

Niklas Maak, born in 1972 in Hamburg, is an architecture theoretician working in Berlin, the arts editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and currently teaching at Harvard GSD. Since 2002, he has pursued parallel careers as a writer, educator, newspaper editor, architect, and visiting professor. Maak studied art history, philosophy and architecture in Hamburg and Paris. He completed a maîtrise in 1996, studying with Jacques Derrida, on the question of the threshold, and his PhD on the work of Le Corbusier and Paul Valery in 1998, with Martin Warnke at Hamburg University. Since then, he has undertaken continuous research on the history of mass housing, and models to re-engage with communal dwelling and collective housing.

 

He was a visiting professor for the history and theory of architecture at Städel Schule, Frankfurt, and has taught and lectured at the Universities of Basel, Berlin and Buenos Aires. In 2013, he co-designed and programmed, together with A77 and Pedro Gadanho of New York’s MoMA, an experimental, temporary, minimal collective dwelling structure, the Colony at MoMA PS1, in Queens. In 2014, he worked with Rem Koolhaas’ Biennial team as a consultant, and contributor.

 

For his essays, Maak has been awarded the George F. Kennan Prize (2009), the Henri Nannen Prize in Germany (2012) and the COR Prize for architectural critique (2014). His most recent publications include Le Corbusier: the Architect on the Beach, and Wohnkomplex, an investigation of the effects of fundamental technological, demographic and societal changes on housing, and The Living Complex, which researches concepts for a post-familial collective architecture.

 

Raumlaborberlin

Founded in 1999, raumlaborberlin acts at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention. Their work addresses forms of urban renewal in process. Urban locations that are torn between different systems, time periods or planning ideologies are of particular interest for the group.

 

Amy Chester

Amy Chester is the Managing Director for Rebuild by Design, an organization formed to run the Hurricane Sandy Design Competition, which resulted in over $1 billion in awards from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to seven projects to address structural and social vulnerabilities in the New York region. Rebuild is now working in nine cities around the world, applying the same model of collaborative research and design to challenges of all sizes.

 

Amy brings over 20 years in municipal policy, community engagement, real estate development and communications to advocate for the urban environment. As Rebuild’s Managing Director, Amy is responsible the organization’s day-to-day operations, management and strategic direction.

 

Marcelo López-Dinardi

Marcelo López-Dinardi is an architect and educator based in New York interested in architecture and political economy. His writings have been published in The Avery Review, The Architect’s Newspaper and GSAPP Books, among others. As Partner of A(n) Office, a design and curatorial practice, he has exhibited at the US Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and MoCAD in Detroit. He has taught at Barnard + Columbia, NJIT, Penn Design, RISD and Pratt. He is currently working on a research project about the spatial impact of Puerto Rico’s fiscal debt. Selected works can be found at www.marcelolopezdinardi.com.

 

 

About the Location:

 

The Clemente

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multi-cultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052

Saturday September 23, 2017

Launching the New York Architecture Book Fair

 

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The Great Hall at The Cooper Union

1:00 – 6:00 pm

RSVP [first come, first served; Storefront members get priority seating]

 

On September 23rd, Storefront for Art and Architecture will launch the New York Architecture Book Fair with a day-long event at The Great Hall at the Cooper Union.

 

Architecture Books / Yet to be Written / 1982-2017-2052 asks seminal voices to present and discuss the making of architecture and books. The event brings together major figures in the discipline and profession to reflect upon the last thirty five years of architecture and book production, and to evaluate the missing volumes of a history in the writing.

 

Each speaker will present an architecture book published in the last thirty five years that they consider to be fundamental to the understanding of contemporary architecture culture, as well as a “book yet to be written.”

 

Conference Schedule

 
1:00 pm – Welcoming Remarks by Nader Tehrani
1:05 pm – Introduction to New York Architecture Book Fair by Eva Franch
1:20 pm – Anthony Vidler
1:30 pm – Rafael Viñoly
1:40 pm – Sanford Kwinter
1:50 pm – Beatriz Colomina
2:00 pm – Henry Cobb
2:10 pm – Diana Agrest
2:20 pm – Eyal Weizman
2:30 pm – Stan Allen
2:40 pm – James Wines
2:50 pm – Joan Ockman
3:00 pm – Reinier de Graaf
3:10 pm – Richard Meier
3:20 pm – Peggy Deamer
3:30 pm – Enrique Norten
3:40 pm – Kenneth Frampton
3:50 pm – Spyros Papapetros
4:00 pm – Amale Andraos
4:10 pm – Daniel Libeskind
4:20 pm – Bernard Tschumi
4:30 pm – Ana Miljacki
4:40 pm – Thom Mayne
5:00 pm – Marion Weiss
5:10 pm – Nader Tehrani
5:20 pm – Mark Wigley
5:30 pm – Elizabeth Diller
5:40 pm – Closing Remarks
6:00 pm – End

 

As part of the event, Storefront will present BOOKS-NOW, a selection of signed architecture books published over the past year.At the conference, they will be accompanied by rare and out-of-print editions written by conference participants. Books will be on sale at a special discounted rate. See the full list of books here.

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This conference is presented in partnership with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

 

Storefront events are free and open to the public, with limited access on a first come, first served basis. Members of Storefront and individuals affiliated with The Cooper Union can RSVP to reserve a spot. To become a member of Storefront, see here.
 
 

About the New York Architecture Book Fair

Storefront for Art and Architecture will present the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair in June of 2018 at Storefront’s gallery space and across a network of bookstores and private homes in the city. 

 

See more information about the book fair here, and feel free to contact architecturebookfair@storefrontnews.org with any questions.

 

 

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Closing Ritual: Spirits of Manufacturing

Saturday August 5, 2017

5pm - 6pm

Saturday, August 5th, 5pm – 6pm
97 Kenmare St
 
As a closing ritual within Temple of Manufacturing, COM-PA-NY’s Johan Olin and Aamu Song have choreographed a ceremony invoking the spirits of manufacturing that they have encountered in their ten years of research. The performance piece will incorporate costumes that COM-PA-NY has created for the occasion, and will utilize the shape and facade of Storefront’s gallery space to further explore the feeling of sacredness that the duo encountered while visiting spaces of pro­duction all over the world.
 
Closing Ritual: Spirits of Manufacturing will feature, as master of ceremonies, Toni Toivanen, formerly chef de partie at NOMA, a renowned Copenhagen-based restaurant that was known for its Nordic culinary innovations. For the occasion, Chef Toivanen will cook a series of ceremonial dishes.
This performance is supported by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York.
 
Storefront events are free and open to the public, with limited access on a first come, first served basis. Members of Storefront can RSVP to reserve a spot. To become a member, see here.
 
Read more about the exhibition here.

 

SMART CITIES?

Sunday April 23, 2017

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SMART CITIES?

(Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects)

 

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

12 – 6 pm

 

The New School

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101)

66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

 

#SmartCitiesQuestionMark   #CityForces   @storefrontnyc   @NieuweInstituut   @newschool

 

What do we talk about when we talk about smart cities? How do we measure the smartness of a city? Who measures it? For whom? What are the tools, values, and constituencies involved in  measuring the built environment and the human edifices that inhabit them?

 

Smart Cities? was a conference of fictional and critical thoughts that was seeking to debate and measure the measuring of cities and the various urban epistemological models that define urbanization and development in the 21st century.

 

Organized in three panels: Impossible Objects, Political Objects, and Measuring Objects, this event presented a series of performances and presentations that bring architects, scholars, artists, sociologists, and scientists together to discuss the means and methods by which we think—and dream—about cities and urbanism, from the planetary scale to the city of New York.

 

Participants presented New Terms, New Indexes, and New Tools, bringing alive fictional and real pieces of technology, methodology, machine processes, information systems, and critical reflection in order to better understand and develop new and old forms of intelligence that shape our contemporary cities.

From biologically engineered urban agents to new cartographies, from technosolutionist approaches to postcolonial studies, Smart Cities? presented a series of projects, reflections, and propositional values that reflect upon notions of safety, fun, health, activism, education, infrastructure, diversity, memory, and the environment. Ultimately, the conference served as a forum to compel us to rethink the way in which various forms of knowledge are produced and reproduced within the value systems of our cities.

 

Smart Cities? was free and open to the public. 

 

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SMART CITIES? SCHEDULE:

 

INTRODUCTION

12:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction by Eva Franch and Shannon Mattern

 

PANEL 1

Impossible Objects (New Terms / New Constituencies)

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Moderated by Shannon Mattern

#ImpossibleObjects

 

With Jürgen Hermann Mayer, Lydia Matthews, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Vyjayanthi Rao, David Smiley, and Luke Swarthout

 

The city, despite its multiple formal and political structures, is a constantly changing body. What are the historical forms of knowing and sensing the city? What are its yet-to-be-identified intelligences and values? What new terminology do we need to build on those grounds? Each panelist presented a new term (a neologism, appropriation, portmanteau…) that defines and describes important means of knowing and sensing a specific city.

 

PANEL 2

Political Objects (New Values / Indexes)

2:00 to 4:00 pm, Moderated by Marina Otero

#PoliticalObjects

 

With Dorit Avganim, Dawn BarberMatthijs BouwIngrid Burrington, Farzin Lotfi-Jam / Mark Wasiuta, and Jim Venturi

 

Rapidly changing geographies of urban settlement, growth, and struggle in early 21st-century capitalism are transforming basic understandings of the city. What intelligences enable us to navigate across the disparate political spheres that define the city? Who owns, acquires, sells, shares urban intelligence? How might we form new alliances to reorient or subvert measurement and surveillance systems so they can aid in the creation of a more equitable metropolis? Each panelist presented a new index that provides a new indicator about the value of cities.

 

PANEL 3

Objects of Measurement (New Tools/New Typologies)

4:00 to 6:00 pm, Moderated by Eva Franch

#MeasuringObjects

 

With Paolo CirioAriane Lourie Harrison, Agnieszka Kurant, and Jeff Maki

 

To measure, to quantify the physical and intangible dimensions of a place, is to articulate facts in order to construct values. What can be measured can be capitalized, historicized, distributed, or sold. By creating new standards and guidelines for measurement we have the potential to affect new epistemologies and ideologies, to make new claims about “what counts.” How might we design new measuring tools that change how and what we measure—how we assign value—in our cities.” ? Each panelist presented a new tool that expands our understanding of the city.

 

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The conference was organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture in collaboration with The New School and the Urban Epistemologies seminar by Shannon Mattern, Kate Fisher, and Jack Wilkinson.

 

Smart Cities? was presented as part of City Forces, a year-long joint cultural crossover program between Storefront for Art and Architecture and Het Nieuwe Instituut, with the Netherlands Consulate General in New York. This event was presented as part of Control Syntax Rio, an exhibition on view at Storefront for Art and Architecture through May 20th, 2017. Special exhibition support for Control Syntax Rio is generously provided by Samsung and FoyerLive.

 

 

Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; Knippers Helbig; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Rockwell Group; Roger Ferris + Partners; Tishman Speyer; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.

 

 

 

 

 

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Party Bibliography: On Luxury

Saturday October 29, 2016

#CriticalHalloweeen     #luxury     @storefrontnyc

 

Storefront’s Critical Halloween Party Bibliography is a compilation of readings that acts as a resource for individuals interested in investigating the topic of each year’s Critical Halloween event. The bibliography for this year’s theme of LUXURYfocuses in particular on issues of desire, excess, and aspirations of fairness.

 

Luxury can carry fluctuating pejorative and covetous connotations. With this bibliography, we collect existing philosophies, ideologies, and knowledge in the archives of history through a series of texts that sheds light upon the articulation of thoughts, costumes, and critique.

 

To submit your own contributions to the bibliography ON LUXURY, send an email with citations to info@storefrontnews.org. 

 

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PARTY BIBLIOGRAPHY: ON LUXURY


 

 

Appadurai, Arjun. “The Social Life of Things : Commodities In Cultural Perspective.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

 

Berry, Christopher J. The Idea of Luxury: A Conceptual and Historical Investigation. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

 

Bourdieu, Pierre. “Distinction: a Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste”. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1984.

 

Brewer, John and Roy Porter, eds., Consumption and the World of Goods. London: Routledge, 1993.

 

Brucken, Carolyn E. Consuming Luxury: Hotels and the Rise of the Middle-Class Public Space, 1825-1860. George Washington University, 1997.

 

Burke, Timothy. “Lifebuoy Men, Lux Women : Commodification, Consumption, and Cleanliness In Modern Zimbabwe.”  Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.

 

Condello, Annette. The Architecture of Luxury. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014.

 

Dalby, Andrew. Empire of Pleasures: Luxury and Indulgence in the Roman World. London and New York: Routledge, 2000.

 

Frank, Robert H. “Luxury Fever : Why Money Fails to Satisfy In an Era of Excess.” New York, NY: Free Press, 1999.

 

Galbraith, John Kenneth. ”The Affluent Society.” Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998 [1958].

 

Hoffman, Jonas and Ivan Coste-Manière. Global Luxury Trends: Innovative Strategies for Emerging Markets. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

 

Hont, Istvan. The Specter of Luxury. The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought,

 

Mark Goldie and Robert Wokler. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

 

Hine, Thomas. Populuxe. Knopf, 1986

 

Kastner, Olga Louisa. When Luxury Meets Art: Forms of Collaboration between Luxury Brands and the Arts. Berlin: Springer Gabler, 2014.

 

Koons, Jeff. Luxury and Degradation, 1986

 

Marx, Karl. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. Moscow: Progress Publishers. English, 1886.

 

Maxine Berg and Elizabeth Eger, ed. Luxury in the Eighteenth Century: Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods. New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2003.

 

Miller, Daniel. “Stuff.” Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010.

 

Pearson, Giles. Aristotle on Desire, Cambridge University Press, Sep 29, 2016

 

Sekora, John. Luxury: The Concept in Western Thought, Eden to Smollett. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977.

 

Sombart, Werner. Luxury and Capitalism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1967.

 

Thomas, Dana. Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster. Penguin, 2007.

 

Thomson, David. Renaissance Architecture: Critics, Patrons, Luxury. Manchester University Press, 1993.

 

Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class, An Economic Study of Institutions. New York, 1899.

 

Voltaire, Luxury.” A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3. London: Hunt, 1824.

 

Waterson, Darren. “Filthy Lucre.” Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art, Washington DC,  May 2015 –  January 2017

Critical Halloween: Luxury

Saturday October 29, 2016

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Critical Halloween: Luxury

 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

9 pm – 2 am

 

United Palace

4140 Broadway, New York

  
#CriticalHalloween     #luxury     @storefrontnyc
 

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 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 LUXURY.

 

Luxury is a chameleonic and shifting term. We use it to describe that which we desire; we all want to have the luxury of time, and some of us want to see it pass by on a luxury watch.

 

Derived from the Latin “luxus” (excess), the term carries fluctuating pejorative and covetous connotations. The modern confluence of excess and excellence conflicts with a world that also aspires to fairness and equality.

 

The appropriation of luxury as a marketing tool has penetrated contemporary life, and luxury itself is too often entangled in capitalistic and financial exuberance. Constantly bombarded by media campaigns, our individual and collective vectors of desire are constantly realigned with the products, services, and goods being marketed and sold to us. However, luxury cars, luxury goods, and luxury homes may in fact have little to do with luxury itself, and with the values behind our real aspirations.

 

Our decisions are often driven by the opinions and power of tastemakers and experts. This year, we are looking for new connoisseurs. Critical Halloween invites you to denounce obsolete definitions of luxury in art, architecture, and design, and to redefine its possibilities in shaping the future.

 

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 WINNERS

Best Individual Costume:
“Scales of White (a.k.a. Bad Ombre),” Evalynn Rosado

 
 
Best Duo/Couple Costume:
“In-Unit Washer and Dryer,” Faith Lim and Jumi Song

 
 
Best Group Costume: 
Waste is a Luxury in 2016,” Buro Koray Duman
 
 
Best Overall Costume:
“Luxury Plumbing” 
Studio Christian Wassmann 
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“ALL GOLD EVERYTHAAANG, Please” 
yUUNg GOLD$tein
 
 
People’s Choice:
“The Duck and the Decorated Shed,”
Katherina, Katie, and Betty  

 

Read the Party Bibliography HERE.

 

 

For more Photographs, check our Flickr album:

Critical Halloween: Luxury

 

 

EVENT PROGRAM
Please note that the festivities are rated 21+. Remember to bring valid ID.
 
GRAND ENTRANCE
 
9:00 pm
Box Office Opens*
*Please pick up your ticket from will call. 
Note that box office tickets increase by $15 at the door.
 
ACT I
 
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Competition Registration and Portrait Photography*
*Please have your portrait taken by photographer Yuko Torihara 
by 11:00 pm to be entered into the costume competition. 
 
11:30 pm – 12:00 am
Ensemble Jury Deliberation*
*Featuring Sherry Dobbin, Eva Franch, Amit Khurana,
Curtis KuligBenjamin Prosky, Charles Renfro, and Anja Rubik.
 
INTERMISSION
 
12:00 am – 12:30 am
Screening of Winners*
*Please proceed to the main theatre for the 
presentation of awards in the categories of: 
 
Best Overall Costume
Best Individual Costume
Best Duo/Couple Costume
 Best Group Costume 
 
ACT II
 
12:30 am – 1:45 am
Portrait Photography Reprise, Luxury, and Leisure*
*Please help yourself to a drink, the dance floor, and music by dj mapquest.
 
FINALE
 
2:00 am
 Curtain Call
*Please exit stage left, or create an alternate ending.
 

 

PARTY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Need some inspiration for your costume? Check out our Party Bibliography HERE.

 

COSTUME COMPETITION PRIZES

This year the LUXURY jury will announce the awards at midnight. The jury will award prizes in the following categories: Best Overall Costume, Best Individual Costume, Best Duo/Couple Costume, and Best Group Costume. 

 

LUXURY JURY

Sherry Dobbin, Director of Public Art, Times Square Arts
Eva Franch, Chief Curator and Executive Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture
Amit Khurana, Founding Partner, Sumaida + Khurana
Curtis Kulig, Artist
Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIANY & Center for Architecture
Charles Renfro, Partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Anja Rubik, Editor in Chief, 25 Magazine

 
 
CRITICAL FIRMS
 
DS+R
Pentagram
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Steven Holl Architects
Toshiko Mori Architects
Weiss/Manfredi
CRITICAL COMMITTEE
 
5468797 architecture
Damian Baden
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Sebastian ErraZuriz
Family New York
Belmont Freeman Architects
FXFOWLE
Seth and Ariane Harrison [HAt]
Lydia Kallipoliti
Büro Koray Duman
April Lee
Sara Meltzer
Mona Mahall (m-a-u-s-e-r)
Russell Piccione Design
Charles Renfro
SO – IL
Studio Christian Wassmann
Sumaida + Khurana
Karen Wong
ZERZA Architects
ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS
 
dj mapquest
Tony Herbas
Joan Rodés and Remi Steinberg
Yuko Torihara
EVENT PARTNERS
  
Chilly Willy & Cool Carl’s Ice
Cosentino
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Noë & Associates
Linens by Razatrade
Original New York Seltzer
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
MEDIA PARTNERS
  
The Architect’s Newspaper
Luxury Listings NYC

 

 

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