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Behind Tough Love: Member's Studio Visit with Sebastian Errazuriz

Wednesday April 16, 2014 – Wednesday April 16, 2014

A private tour for Storefront Members of artist-designer Sebastian Errazuriz's studio

Behind Tough Love: Member's Studio Visit with Sebastian Errazuriz

Behind Tough Love

Member's Studio Visit with Sebastian Errazuriz

April 16, 2014


Storefront for Art and Architecture is pleased to offer Storefront Members a private and casual tour of artist-designer Sebastian Errazuriz's studio in Brooklyn, New York on April 16th.


Tough Love , Storefront's current exhibition, is a solo exhibition by Sebastian Errazuriz and will close just days before this tour. The exhibition addresses some of the most pressing issues being faced in the United States today. 


The tour will begin at 6:30pm and refreshments, snacks and conversations on the role of the artist in contemporary culture will be offered. 


This tour is free for Storefront Members and a guest. If you are a Storefront Member and would like to attend, please send your RSVP to membership@storefrontnews.org. If you are interested in attending by becoming a member, click here.


If you have any questions, please email membership@storefrontnews.org. 

FUN-DA-MENTALS: 2014 Spring Benefit After Party

Tuesday March 11, 2014 – Tuesday March 11, 2014





Storefront's 2014 Spring Benefit

March 11, 2014

Capitale, New York

130 Bowery


FUN-DA-MENTAL I: Open bar 

FUN-DA-MENTAL II: MUSIC BY DJ Jon Santos, commonspace




Storefront's 2014 Spring Benefit took place at Capitale in New York from 6:30-9:00pm. The event honored radical visionaries Meredith Monk & Olafur Eliasson and celebrated the selection of Storefront as the Commissioner of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. 


2014 Spring Benefit: On the Fringe (of Fundamentals)

Tuesday March 11, 2014 – Tuesday March 11, 2014

Honoring Meredith Monk & Olafur Eliasson

2014 Spring Benefit: On the Fringe (of Fundamentals)
Meredith Monk, Olafur Eliasson, Charles Renfro and Eva Franch during the Honoree Award Ceremony.



MARCH 11, 2014


Meredith Monk and Olafur Eliasson

Cocktails, Hors D'Oeuvres and a Silent Art Auction

Capitale, New York

130 Bowery

6:30 - 9:00PM


Storefront for Art and Architecture’s 2014 Spring Benefit: On the Fringe (of Fundamentals) was a toast to Storefront’s appointment as the Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. 


In response to “Fundamentals: Absorbing Modernity,” Rem Koolhaas’ theme for this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale Storefront presented OfficeUS, an experimental project that investigates the contributions of US architecture offices over the last 100 years. On March11. 2014 we will celebrate the launch of this project and Storefront’s commitment to fearless work that reflects on fundamentals in art and architecture through the support of alternative practices. The event will take place at Capitale, the old Savings Bank headquarters on the Bowery designed by Stanford White, of McKim, Mead, and White, and built in 1893 in a Roman Classical Style. That night, On the Fringe will honor two fundamental figures for Storefront: Meredith Monk and Olafur Eliasson.


Silent auction featuring works by artists and architects including

Vito Acconci / Arktura LLC / Daniel Arsham / Atelier Van Lieshout / Erieta Attali / Brett Beyer / BroLab / James Carpenter / Mary Ellen Carroll / Todd Eberle / Sebastian Errazuriz / Terence Gower / Alexandra Grant / Ann Hamilton / Rachel Harrison / Virva Hinnemo / Steven Holl / Alfredo Jaar / Andrés Jaque / Natalie Jeremijenko / Louis I. Kahn / Jane Kaplowitz / Lisa Kereszi / Jon Kessler / Rem Koolhaas / Arcady Kotler / Sze Tsung Leong / David Levinthal / Christina McPhee / Paul Miller / Robert Montgomery / Shirin Neshat / Sarah Oppenheimer / Manfred Pernice / Tobias Putrih / Jon Pylypchuk / Pedro Reyes / Mark Robbins / Peter Scott / Denise Scott Brown / Kiki Smith / Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg/SO-IL / Mikhael Subotzky / Do-Ho Suh / Studio Drift / Stephen Talasnik / Zefrey Throwell / Janaina Tschape / Bernard Tschumi / Meyer Vaisman / Karin Waisman / Lawrence Weiner / Dustin Yellin / Andrea Zittel

Storefront thanks the 

Benefit Committee


Storefront Circle

Todd DeGarmo

Lauren Kogod and David Smiley

Robert M. Rubin and Stéphane Samuel


Storefront Council


Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown

Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) 

Artur Walther




Carlos Brillembourg and Karin Waisman


Michael A. Manfredi & Marion Weiss

Sara P. Meltzer

Miller Blaker


Sylvia Smith

Turner Construction Company 



1100 Architect, David Piscuskas + Juergen Riehm

Artek USA Inc.

Mahnaz and Adam Bartos

Bernsohn & Fetner LLC

Enrique Norten Architecture PC

Belmont Freeman

FXFOWLE Architects, LLP

Edmund Hollander

HWKN (HollwichKushner)

Marvel Architects

Perkins Eastman

William Prince / PARC Office

Reddymade Design

Douglass Rice


Barbara Wilks



Michelle Addington

Alexander Gorlin Architects

Amale Andraos and Dan Wood

Amanda Angelini


Paola Antonelli

The Architect's Newspaper

Andrew Bartle

Laurie Beckelman

Nils and Maddy Burke-Vigeland

Susan Chin and Charles McKinney

Beatriz Colomina

Jane + John Comfort

Control Group

Cooper Joseph Studio

James Dart

Christina R. Davis

Kyle DeWoody

Keller Easterling

Karen Fairbanks and Scott Marble

Richard Flood

Hal Foster

Alexander Galán

Charles Gepp

Jeanne Giordano + Bob Frasca 

Richard Gluckman

Claudia Gould

Terence Gower

Cristina Grajales

Lisa J. Green

Peter Guggenheimer

Michael Haverland

Roya Khadjavi Heidari 

Steven Holl

Barbara Jakobson

Steven Incontro and David Joselit

Natalie Kovacs

Lydia Kallipoliti 

Andrew Laing

MADE Architecture

Margaret Sullivan Studio

Marian Goodman Gallery

Jennifer Marmon

Melissa Marsh

Mercedes A. Mestre

Edwin Meulensteen

Toshiko Mori

Musica Sacra


Spyros Papapetros

Margery Perlmutter

Lisa Phillips

Barbara G. Pine

Sandro Marpillero and Linda Pollak

Peter Reed

Charles Renfro

Anne Rieselbach and Grant Marani

Ronnette Riley

Fernando Romero

Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto, RUR Architecture PC

Joel Sanders

Annabelle Selldorf


Galia Solomonoff

Betsy Sussler

Lybess Sweezy

Frederieke Taylor

Suzan Tillotson

Amanda Topaz

Bernard Tschumi and Kate Linker

Wayne Turett

Henry Urbach

Carol A. Willis

Mabel  Wilson

Karen Wong

WXY Architecture

ZERZA Architects


If you were unable to attend the event and would like to make a contribution to Storefront's 2014 Spring Benefit, please click below:


$UPPORT / from drama$ to dream$

Monday December 23, 2013


Make a 100% tax-deductible contribution before Dec 31st to Storefront for Art and Architecture's annual fund.

Click the DONATE button below.


10012 NEW YORK, NY

Feeling generous? Want to become a member or give a friend a Sf gift?


Here are some options:


- A one year Storefront Membership. From $100 to $5,000.


- A Storefront Manifesto Series Book. At $20 + shipping.






- A Dream Duvet cover with 30 years of unfulfilled Storefront dreams. Limited edition of 10. At $250 + shipping. Email membership@storefrontnews.org for details. 


For inquiries, please write to membership@storefrontnews.org.


See you in 2014. 


studio nāv and Nick Axel: Itinerary

Saturday December 21, 2013 – Saturday December 21, 2013

studio nāv and Nick Axel: Itinerary

December 21, 2013


By studio nāv and nick axel


To round off a 5-day residency for "Younger than Storefront" at Storefront for Art and Architecture and as part of the exhibition BEING, we invite you to take part in a final event hosted by the artists. A gathering centered around a rock and a text that records the journey across an ocean, through a city, and into an institution. Investigating movement and presence in the form of a spatial installation, a sound intervention, and a word performance.


Please join us for drinks and conversation.


Free and open to the public. 


studio nāv : "anachronistic drift"
(1)5 days
the Atlantic Ocean, traversed in a cargo vessel. in-between: a deviant time-space.
the city of New York, an encounter. wandering.
a quarried rock, taken from its origin to another.
an error. a deviance. a weight.
a vessel of deep time. a resistance.
an acceptance. a bearing of indifference. a new instrument.

A residency.
To spend time in a place. To reside. To be, somewhere.
An intention. An invitation. A promise. A responsibility.

On the conditions of being and the subject of the institution.
A five part tale about the traversal of territorialized space.
Where does this journey get us? Will we ever get there? What is to be done along the way?


This event is generously supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.

CRITICAL HALLOWEEN 2013: CorporateAvantGarde

Thursday October 31, 2013 – Thursday October 31, 2013

Celebrating the most feared ghosts in art and architecture

CRITICAL HALLOWEEN 2013: CorporateAvantGarde
Critical Halloween 2013. Photograph by Tammy Shell.







October 31, 2013

9:30pm - Late

The Malt House / 461 West 126th St


Live music by Hess is More / 

DJ performance by Sergio Rebelo aka M Blanche / 

Dancing All Night / 

Open Bar / 

Costume Competition in partnership with Hyperallergic / 

Photos by Cameron Blaylock / 


Click HERE to view the winners of the 2013 Costume Competition.

Critical Firms

Belmont Freeman Architects

Diller Scofidio + Renfro



Terreform ONE

Toshiko Mori Architects

Weiss / Manfredi 


Committee Members


Allied Works Architecture

Maria Aiolova

Lauren Altman

Felix Burrichter, PIN-UP

Colin Curley

Charles Curran

Liz Dimmit

Harrison Atelier

Andria Hickey

Sachi Hoshikawa

Nickie Huang

Merica May Jensen

Lydia Kallipoliti

Lauren Keady

Marc Kushner, HWKN, Critical Firm   

Jessica Knobloch

Kelsey Lents

Alda Ly

Michael Manfredi, Weiss Manfredi, Critical Firm

Alex Mustonen, Snarkitecture

Stephanie Pereira  


Charles Renfro, DS+R, Critical Firm

Fernando Romero, FR-EE, Critical Firm  

Ramses S. Serrano / Stribling & Associates

James and Hayes Slade

Troy Conrad Therrien

Steven Thomson

Alexei Tylevich

Melinda Wang

Christian Wassmann 

Marion Weiss, Weiss Manfredi, Critical Firm

Dong-Ping Wong, Family    

Karen Wong 


Sponsored by

  Dougs logo                 


Costume Competition in partnership with



Cocktails by 


Cruzen   Effen    Hornitos    





Hosted by




(From downtown)

By Subway

Take express A or D train uptown. Videotape yourself and your friends on the subway in composite form and email videos to info@storefrontnews.org. Get off at 125th Street. Exist W 127th and St Nicholas Ave SW corner. Turn left and walk two blocks until 127th becomes 126th (ooooooh). Entrance on the right.


Tell the Cab

126th and Amsterdam. Walk east on 126th until you see composite figures entering a building on your left. Exit. 


Hunger & Decadence: Croquembouches

Friday October 25, 2013 – Friday October 25, 2013

As part of the exhibition BEING

Hunger & Decadence: Croquembouches




October 25



As part of the exhibition BEING , Storefront presented DISRUPT: Croquembouches, an installation-banquet on the connections and connotations between Food and Architecture. The event follow a day-long installation by Savinien Carcostea, which included an 9-foot tall cone of Croquembouches, a traditional French dessert, that was on display at Storefront's gallery throughout the day and was offered to visitors from 6-7pm. 


The conversation raised the points of contact between food and architecture: From the social and political connotations of what, how, and where we eat, to the similarities and differences of the research and distribution processes, to the performativity of the act of eating as a way of producing bubbles of negotiation. The conversation include contribuitions by Jan Aman, Levan Asabashvili, Edward Eigen, and Yehuda Safran, among others.

7,000 Croquembouches were available for consumption.

This event was free and open to the public.




According to City Harvest, 1.5 million New Yorkers are struggling against hunger. A new restaurant of refined decadence is always opening around the corner. 



"The croquembouche, a pyramid of small cream puffs welded by caramel, inscribes itself in the tradition of classic French pastry as a decorative centerpiece. It is also a modular structure, and as such can be understood within a contemporary formal framework. Created by Antonin Carême, the celebrated early nineteenth century pastry chef who stated that “the most noble of all the arts is Architecture, and its greatest manifestation is the art of the pastry chef”, the croquembouche is in fact an avant-garde work of Architecture, both structural and spatial."

A historic construction somehow contemporary, a mixture of high cuisine, art, architecture, and cinema, the croquembouche is a disconcerting structure whose humorous appearance has long dismissed it as an outdated typology having no place outside of celebrations. Now is the time for the croquembouche to be celebrated." - Savinien Caracostea

About the artist

Savinien Caracostea has degrees in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Cornell University, a degree in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute, and has extensive experience in film, photography, and graphic design. With an interest in cross-disciplinary spaces, events and publications, he consults and offers creative direction in Edible, Cinematic Architecture. For more, please visit www.savinien.com. 


What is Office US?

Friday September 27, 2013 – Saturday November 1, 2014

What is Office US?
What is OfficeUS?

Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted a press conference to announce initial plans for Office US , the organization's project for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.  Curators Eva Franch, Ana Miljacki and Ashley Schafer along with project researchers and collaborators Chris Leong and Dominic Leong (Leong Leong), Natasha Jen (Pentagram), David Fano and Steve Sanderson (Case), Architizer, CLOG, Praxis, Michael Kubo, Carlos Minguez and Jacob Reidel presented and launched some of the project's initiatives and were available for questioning.



Fire Island Pavilion Tour + Cocktails

Saturday August 24, 2013 – Saturday August 24, 2013

Fire Island Pavilion Tour + Cocktails

August 24, 2013


$25 for Members

$50 for Non-Members


Storefront welcomed Members and friends for a tour of the Fire Island Pines Pavilion designed by Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner of the firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN). The tour was led by principal Matthias Hollwich and by DS+R principal Charles Renfro. 


The Pavilion, destroyed in 2011 by a disastrous fire, is now almost complete, once again giving the Pines community a central hub for culture and nightlife. HWKN's reincarnation ushers in a new paradigm in Pines architecture, one that manages to be simultaneously iconic and casual, hedonistic and civic. Read more here


The tour began at 4pm and was followed by a casual cocktail party on the Pavilion's High Tea Deck. 


Photos coming soon.



Driving + Ferry

By Train

By Car


If you have any questions about Storefront membership or are interested in becoming a member, sign up here or email membership@storefrontnews.org. 


Fire Island Tour + Cocktails

Member's Event: Private Tour of Sert's Johnson House

Saturday July 27, 2013 – Thursday June 27, 2013

Member's Event: Private Tour of Sert's Johnson House

Marian Willard Johnson and Dan Rhodes Johnson, circa 1950



July 27, 2013


An small group of Storefront Members had the unique opportunity to visit the home of Miani Johnson, current resident and owner of Josep Lluís Sert's Johnson House (1948) in Long Island, New York. Brief remarks and discussion were also offered by Caroline Zaleski, author of Long Island Modernism, 1930-1980 , W.W. Norton, 2013, which chronicles a rich and little-known array of architecture on the island, including houses by Sert.


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