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Critical Halloween: I-Relevance

Friday October 31, 2014

the most feared ghost of art and architectural production

Critical Halloween: I-Relevance

I-RELEVANCE

CRITICAL HALLOWEEN

OCTOBER 31, 2014

80 Greenwhich Street, Lower Manhattan

COSTUME COMPETITION

with photos by Yuko Torihara 

MUSIC by Hessismore, Sergio Rebelo and dj - nron

DANCING 

by you and irrelevant ghosts

 

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With the aim to unleash everyone's inner critic through sartorial guise, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents the 2014 Critical Halloween Party and Costume Competition on October 31st.  


Following themes and ghosts of year's past including on Banality, Metaphor and Corporate-Avantgarde, this year's theme dwells on one of the most feared ghosts of art and architectural production: I-Relevance.  Considering the dark powers of our increasingly digital world and an online culture that propels banality to stardom, where mimes become essays and traditional forms of expression often vanish, this year's event asks artists, architects, writers, and citizens to address the concept of Irrelevance within contemporary culture and contemporary digital platforms.


From obsolete terms, forms, ideologies, philosophical movements to emerging economic systems  or aesthetic languages, from Irrelevant to I-Relevant, we invite you to bring your thoughts into your costume.


Tickets: $50 -  Admits One

Critical Firms $1,000 - Admits Ten

Includes Entry, Open Bar, and Registration for Costume Competition

Purchase tickets online below

All benefits support Storefront for Art and Architecture Programs


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Please note a small credit card fee is included in all online purchases.  If you would like to avoid this fee, please mail checks directly to Storefront Offices: I-Relevance,  611 Broadway, Suite 634, New York, NY 10012. Tickets: $50 each. 



Sponsored by 


PORCELANOSA USA



 

RD RICE

 

 

 

Event Partners

Hyperallergic

 

 

Perrier

 

Critical Firms

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

DS+R

SO - IL

Toshiko Mori Architects

Weiss/Manfredi

 

Critical Committee

Allison Wicks, Weiss/Manfredi, Critical Firm

Andrew Heid

Ariane Harrison

Bjarke Ingels, BIG, Critical Firm

Charles Renfro, DS+R, Critical Firm

Dong-Ping Wong

Felix Burrichter, PIN-UP

Harrison Atelier

Hillary Sample

Karen Wong

Lauren Keady

Melinda Wang

Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem, MODU

Ramses S. Serrano / Stribling & Associates

Sachi Hoshikawa

Sebastian Errazuriz

Snarkitecture

Softlab

Studio Christian Wassmann

Toshiko Mori, Toshiko Mori Architects, Critical Firm

 



Annual Benefactor Membership Dinner

Tuesday October 14, 2014

 

Storefront's Annual Membership Dinner

for Benefactor and Visionary Members of Storefront

October 14, 2014, 7pm

Storefront Gallery

97 Kenmare Street

New York, NY 1001

 

Become a Benefactor or Visionary Member and RSVP today to mw@storefrontnews.org. 


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OfficeUS: Trojan Horses - A New World Lexicon

Friday October 10, 2014 – Saturday October 11, 2014

OfficeUS: Trojan Horses - A New World Lexicon

Trojan Horses: A New World Lexicon

Venice Book Launch, Presentation and Workshop by Keller Easterling and OfficeUS

October 10-11, 2014

 

Over two days Keller Easterling and OfficeUS will discuss forms of action and intervention for architects and spatial practitioners. The open workshop will examine the global implications of information flows, outsmarting regulations, and spaces beyond reach of government.

 

Friday, Oct 10 - 16:00-18:00 Extrastatecraft

 

Keller Easterling (Yale School of Architecture) will present her upcoming book Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014) that concludes a multiyear research project on the notion of Extrastatecraft and the spatial implications of free trade and special economic zones as the “most contagious new world city paradigm.”

The presentation will focus on An Expanded Activist Repertoire in Infrastructure Space (gossip, rumour, exaggerated compliance) as a set of strategies suggesting engagement and resistance in spaces that exceed national, governmental and economic borders.  

Followed by roundtable discussion with OfficeUS Partners and audience.

 

Saturday, Oct 11 - 11:00-16:30 Introduction To A New World Lexicon

 

11:00-13:00 Presentation by OfficeUS Partners

Partners will present a list of projects and strategies that have been developed and used in OfficeUS over the last months. Drawing from the presentations and concrete examples a list of terms reflecting on the work of OfficeUS as a global practice will be assembled and discussed with the participants of the workshop, such as: mediatic office, patent, embassy, museum, comfort, standard, corporate geography, work, certification, manual, soundtrack, franchise, competition, exception...

 

[1 hour lunch break]

 

14:00-16:30 Workshop: Definitions / Diagrams


Using the collected terms from the morning discussions the group will identify, define and evaluate their performance. In this session participants will use images, diagrams, code, websites, words and drawings to transform these terms into new active forms for global offices worldwide.

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OfficeUS: Anger-Love Management Workshop

Friday September 26, 2014 – Thursday October 2, 2014

OfficeUS: Anger-Love Management Workshop

Following the suicide bombings in Beirut in 1983, security became a critical issue for the Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO). The Inman Report, submitted by the State Department in the aftermath of the bombings, called for the replacement of 126 out of 226 diplomatic posts worldwide. Since the attacks on US embassies continued after the Inman Report was adopted, a number of more stringent security measures were added, culminating with the three scales of the Standard Embassy Plan produced and implemented in over twenty new embassies under the guidance of the new head of Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO), retired General Charles Williams. In response to the criticism of both the US foreign policy and of the new crop of US embassies, the Department of State launched the Design Excellence Program in early 2011, which revived the conversation about openness versus security in embassy design. It is no surprise that the most passionate expressions of both positive and negative sentiment towards the US involve its embassy architecture. Suffering the symptoms of larger political currents these sites and architectures provide a particularly valuable opportunity to set the tone of future international relationships. What if the architect’s tools went beyond tall walls and distances to include anticipating historical change?” Office US Issues

 

                                                

 

WEEK 18/25 


LOVE-ANGER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 

Curated by Cornell University School of Architecture and Planning and OfficeUS


September 21-28, 2014

OfficeUS, Venice 

 

OFFICEUS Experts Aaron Betsky, Jane Loeffler, Jason Schupback and Caroline O'Donell among others. 

 

Anger-Love Management explores the spaces, typologies and protocols of the architectures of diplomacy. With a series of presentations and conversations with OfficeUS Experts on the subjects of diplomacy, architecture, governance and politics,

 


 

SCHEDULE

 

Wednesday-Saturday

Throughout the week, the students at Cornell University, present their research and design work developed during their 2014 Fall option studio US and Them: Architectures of National and Global Identity under the guidance of Caroline O'Donell and the assistance of Richard Meier and Michael Jefferson as a visiting critic to the audience in Venice, the OfficeUS team, OfficeUS Experts and visiting schools.

 

Wednesday 

"Architectures of Diplomacy"

Jane Loeffler 


Thursday

"Design Government: Work at the Intersection of Design and Public"

Jason Schupbach

 

"US and Them"

Ashley Schafer, Caroline O'Donnell, Michael Jefferson

 

Friday

"Us and Them" redesign Charette

Cornell University and Ohio University Students


Saturday, 2pm

Domes, Grids, and Grates: The Power of American Architecture
Aaron Betsky

Although the United States has been the site of quite a few architectural innovations, including the skyscraper and the modern campus, its image in the world has become bound up first, with the domes of democracy, then with the grids of rationalized bureaucracy, and more recently with the assimilation of security measures into every aspect of the built environment. We will discuss what each of these design elements signifies within a global context, both about the United States and about the implementation of a global economy, society, and culture. Finally, will the State Department's Design Excellence substantially change the way the United States projects its power? 

 

 

 

About the participants

 

Aaron Betsky is a critic of art, architecture, and design. Most recently, he was Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (2006-2014), Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2001-2006), and Curator of Architecture, Design, and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1995-2001). He also directed the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale, "Out There: Architecture Beyond Buildings" (2008). He is the author of a dozen books, including, most recently, his collected essays, At Home in Sprawl (2011). His opinionated survey of modernism will be published this fall. His twice-weekly blog appears at  architectmagazine.com/beyondbuildings . He is also a member of the State Department's Industry Advisory Group.

 

Jason Schuppback, as director of Design Programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, Jason Schupbach oversees all design and creative grantmaking and partnerships, including Our Town and Design Art Works grants, the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design, and the NEA's involvement in the HUD Sandy Recovery Taskforce Rebuild by Design Competition. Previously Schupbach has served as the Creative Economy and Information Technology Industry director for Massachusetts and has also worked for the mayor of Chicago and New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs."


Caroline O'Donnell is an Irish designer, writer, and director of the M.Arch program at Cornell University. She is principal of the firm CODA, currently based in Ithaca, NY, USA. As CODA she won the  PS1 MoMA Young Architects Program in 2013 and built "Party Wall" at PS1 in Long Island City, New York. She is the Richard Meier Professor of Architecture at Cornell University and Editor-in-Chief of the  Cornell Journal of Architecture .

 

Michael Jefferson is a New York City based designer who has worked with Adjaye Associates, CODA, studio SUMO, and OMA. Jefferson works with Suzanne Lettieri as a partner of JeLe, an architecture collaborative focused on the research and design of evolving building typologies. Most recently, JeLe has examined the elevated house condition of the coastal United States, resulting in the project (post)line, which has been featured in  Project  and exhibited in New York City and at Cornell. JeLe is currently working on a raised house in Suriname and a readaptation of an institutional building.

 

Cornell Students

Agarwal, Snigdha / Ahn, Dong-kyun /  Bacus, Rachel /  Chasing Hawk, Savannah /  Dessauvage, Maur /  Garcia Mora, Rodrigo /  Hoffman, James /  Jiang, Boyao /  Kim, Jun Yeon /  Liu, Jingyang /  Pei, Pengyu /  Surana, Akshay /  Svatos-Raznjevic, Hana /  To, Hon Chiu Alfred /  Xiang, Yuchen /  Zhao, Chenglong




This Schedule is Subject to change. Please visit us again for updates. 

 

To follow the events live visit www.OfficeUS.org

 

This workshop is part of the work and investigations of OfficeUS at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. To learn more about the OfficeUS Issues go   here





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OfficeUS: Issues - Labor LEED Workshop

Thursday September 18, 2014 – Saturday September 20, 2014

OfficeUS: Issues - Labor LEED Workshop

Ethical imperatives currently hover over architectural practices worldwide. The notion of exploitation, environmental or human, is often addressed today less through a recourse to previous principles for the generation of form, space, or program than through bureaucratized frameworks that involve little beyond simply checking, for better or worse taste, a compliance box. The US Green Building Council (USGBC), the developer of the LEED building rating system, was created in 1993. The aura surrounding LEED Platinum certification has become a common object of desire among developers and clients around the world, sometimes more powerful than any local code. Buildings around the world are being designed to enter the club of the self-consciously responsible in relationship to energy consumption and sustainable practices. In a parallel manner, a growing awareness of the conditions of labor on construction sites worldwide has prompted reflection on questions of human sustainability and the principles that might be applied, whether through measuring tools or design strategies, to make the building of architecture an ethically tenable construct. What are the mechanisms for ensuring human sustainability?

 

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OfficeUS: SOM Superlatives Workshop

Saturday September 6, 2014

OfficeUS: SOM Superlatives Workshop

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 2PM - 5PM

Workshop with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

US Pavilion, Giardini (Venice, Italy)

 

Through processes of optimization and organization, US architecture firms such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) have claimed to produce the best, for the most, for the least - what OfficeUS calls architectural "Superlatives." Since the firm's emergence in 1936, SOM has been the architectural office synonymous with the term "corporate" in its practices. Modeled on many of the same managerial principles of its corporate clients, SOM applied strategies such as decentralization and specialization to architectural practice. Despite its scale, SOM has represented a unique combination of design authorship and pragmatic acumen. The firm has a large presence in the OfficeUS Repository, which chronicles the story of U.S. architecture built abroad. 

 

SOM Design Director Kent Jackson, and SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner Bill Baker joined OfficeUS Partners for a one-day workshop that aimed to give an overview and specific insights on different scales and scopes of their architecture projects - from the aesthetic to the material to the technical to the managerial. 

 

Have a question or comment for one of our guests? Want to join the discussion? TweetUS @office_us / email: partner@officeus.org 

Membership Events: Exclusive OfficeUS Repository Tours

Thursday August 14, 2014 – Tuesday November 25, 2014

A series of exclusive tours of New York-based studios included in the OfficeUS Repository

Membership Events: Exclusive OfficeUS Repository Tours
OfficeUS Repository. United States Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. Photo by Patricia Parinejad.

The OfficeUS Repository presents a curated collection of 1001 architecture projects from the last 100 years, designed by 200 US-based architecture firms and realized abroad. 

The Repository is one of the key elements of Office US , the United States Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale for which Storefront has been commissioned.  Collectively, the projects in the archive tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies. The office consists of 8 architects selected from an international open call,  visiting experts, and outpost offices distributed worldwide. Over the 25 weeks of the Biennale, Office US  revisits the projects in the archive, their premises and conclusions, to construct an agenda for the future production of architecture.

These private tours brought a glimpse of OfficeUS to New York, offering the opportunity to learn more about the involvement of the firms in OfficeUS, the structure of the office, and their current work. 


Office Portrait. Photo by Silja Magg.

Richard Meier & Partners 

AUGUST 14, 2014

6:00 PM

The work of Richard Meier & Partners is instantly recognizable and internationally respected. For over five decades, we have been appointed to create important public and private buildings. Our offices in New York and Los Angeles employ a multicultural staff of talented professionals practicing architecture, urbanism, product design and exhibition design. We aspire to thoughtful, elegant contemporary architecture that exceeds our clients’ expectations for beauty and elegance.

Recent work includes one of the most sustainable office and research buildings in Europe for Italcementi in Bergamo, Italy; the headquarters in Hamburg for the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe; the Jesolo Lido Condominium in Jesolo, Italy; the first office project in the Czech Republic built on a speculative basis to receive the highest LEED certification; and the United States Courthouse in San Diego, California. We currently have new projects in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Richard Meier & Partners is led by Richard Meier and six partners – Michael Palladino, James R. Crawford, Bernhard Karpf, Vivian Lee, Reynolds Logan, Dukho Yeon – and sustains an international practice with offices in New York and Los Angeles.




LOT-EK

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

6:30 PM

LOT-EK UPCYCLES OBJECTS TO CREATE REMARKABLE BUILDINGS
LOT-EK SCANS THE ENVIRONMENT IN SEARCH OF MANMADE OBJECTS AND SYSTEMS
LOT-EK EXPLOITS OBJECTS AS RAW MATERIAL FOR ARCHITECTURE

LOT-EK has achieved high visibility in the architecture/design/art world for its sustainable and innovative approach to construction, materials and space through the upcycling of existing industrial objects and systems not originally intended for architecture. 

LOT-EK is a design studio based in Naples and New York. Founded in 1993 by Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, it has been involved in residential, commercial and institutional projects in the US and abroad, as well as projects for major cultural institutions and museums including MoMA, the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim and the MAXXI. 

LOT-EK’s founding partners, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, have a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design from the Universita’ di Napoli, Italy (1989), and have completed post-graduate studies at Columbia University, New York (1990-1991). Besides heading their professional practice, they also teach at Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and lecture at major universities and institutions throughout the US and abroad. 

In December 2011, Ada and Giuseppe were recognized as USA Booth Fellows of Architecture & Design by United States Artists (USA). 



Photo by Preston Schlebusch.

SELLDORF ARCHITECTS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

6:30 PM

Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice that was founded by Annabelle Selldorf in 1988. The firm’s work includes public and private projects that range from museums and libraries to a recycling facility, and at scales encompassing the construction of new buildings, restoration of historic interiors, and exhibition design. Creating buildings that are both contemporary and timeless is a fundamental goal of the firm. The practice designs buildings and public spaces that are an integrated and authentic reflection of the cities and institutions they serve. Projects evolve in response to their specific context and program, drawing influence from local materials and building traditions. This context-driven approach is guided by rigor, precision, and restraint. The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Neue Galerie New York, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and Brown University. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the 2013 Venice Art Biennial. 

Selldorf Architects recently completed a 30,000 sf LEED Gold gallery building for David Zwirner and finished work on the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, a new recycling facility and education center on the Brooklyn waterfront. In July, the firm’s renovation of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Museum Building opened to the public, followed by the opening of the Manton Research Center Renovation in early 2015. Selldorf Architects is currently designing an expansion for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; converting a former rail depot into LUMA Arles, a new contemporary art center in Arles France; and renovating Brown University’s library for special collections. 

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an Academician of the National Academy Museum, and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. 




ACCONCI STUDIO

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

6:30 PM

Acconci Studio ’s design & architecture comes from another direction, from Vito Acconci’s backgrounds in writing & art. His poems in the late 60’s treated language as matter (words to look at rather than through) & the page as a field to travel over; his performances in the early 70’s helped shift art from object to interaction between art-doer & viewer; later in the 70’s, his installations turned viewers into participants;  in the early 80’s, his architectural-units could be transformed by users. By the late 80’s his work crossed over & he formed Acconci Studio, a design firm that mixes poetry & geometry, computer-scripting & sentence-structure, narrative & biology, chemistry & social-science. The Studio uses computers to give form to thinking; they use forms to find ideas. They make not nodes so much as circulation-routes, they design time as much as space. Their design starts with clothing & ends with vehicles – in-between, they design buildings that slip into landscape & vice versa; they make spaces fluid, changeable & portable; they make architecture subservient to people & not vice versa -- they anticipate cities on the move. Built in the last decade are, in Graz, a person-made island where the theater, a bowl, twists to become a playground on its way to becoming a dome, a restaurant; in Tokyo, a clothing store as soft as clothing; in Coney Island an elevated subway-station façade that waves & bulges to make views & seats; in Toronto, a building-complex fence that twists & rises up the building to make wind-screens, & splits to make public-places. Being built now, in Indianapolis, is an interactive tunnel through a building where pedestrians & cyclists set off lights that swarm around them like fireflies.  



STUDIO LIBESKIND

OCTOBER 1, 2014

6:30 PM

Led by partners Daniel Libeskind and Nina Libeskind, CEO/principal Carla Swickerath, and principals Yama Karim and Stefan Blach, Studio Daniel Libeskind designs in a variety of scales for a range of uses all around the world. As well as the museum typology, for which it is perhaps best known, the studio develops schemes for public housing, residential towers, mixed-use commercial centers, concert halls, memorials, university buildings, and convention centers. A series of master plan commissions have deeply engaged the studio in urban design and city making and the vast array of issues and ideas that pertain to building sustainably for the future.
As well as its New York headquarters, the Studio Daniel Libeskind also maintains Libeskind Design, a product division in Milan, and an office in Zürich.
 

 




OfficeUS: Potential Participation Party

Friday July 25, 2014 – Friday July 25, 2014

OfficeUS: Potential Participation Party

Guggenheim Helisnki Design Competition


Potential Participation Party


July 25th,  2014, Arsenale, Venice





OfficeUS, a global collaborative architectural practice with its first headquarters at the United States Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, announced this month its intention to seriously consider entering the Guggenheim Helsinki Design ­Competition.

 

In celebration of the exciting potential for OfficeUS to perhaps enter the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, the OfficeUS Partners will be hosting a Potential Participation Party, on July 25th 2014 at the Arsenale. The Potential Participation Party will feature special guests--including Adnan Yildiz, Anupama Rao, Aristide Antonas, Kaarin Taipale and Andrew Ross--in conversation with the OfficeUS partners; with a special performance of OfficeUS either entering, not entering or still considering entering the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.

 

Helsinki, a global city standing at the intersection of East and West (founded by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1550 as a town of Helsingfors which remained a tiny town, plagued by poverty, wars, and diseases), is emerging as a city to watch. Helsinki (like OfficeUS) has been said to have recently embarked on an ambitious yet highly sensitive program of renewal and development, initiating what has been called the greatest urban change in its history since Helsinki became the capital of Finland two hundred years ago. OfficeUS is honored to consider the possibility of exploring exciting new concepts such as: cityscape, architecture, usability, sustainability and feasibility (in this order) through maybe participating in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition from within the Peggy Guggenheim Pavilion in Venice, Italy.

 

OfficeUS (like Helsinki), has been called an increasingly popular visitor destination. Many have described OfficeUS as a standard bearer for la Biennale di Venezia and a model for architectural offices around the world. Benefitting from an exceptional education system, entrepreneurial spirit, appetite for innovation, and a demonstrated success in international happiness indices, OfficeUS is increasingly seen by many important sources as an expert in global architecture, building tall, and designing deep, while remaining sensitive to the sustainability of local traditions.

 

It is envisaged that the Guggenheim Helsinki (like OfficeUS) would organize and present internationally significant exhibitions of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, while sources indicate that the Guggenheim Helsinki will also specialize in Nordic art and architecture. Following a detailed Concept and Development Study by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Guggenheim ­Helsinki (like OfficeUS) has been sited on a prominent waterfront site close to the historic city center and immediately visible to visitors arriving by sea.

 

OfficeUS is excited to welcome the Guggenheim Helsinki into the global constellation of Guggenheim museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the future Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Peggy Guggenheim Pavilion (OfficeUS headquarters) in Venice. OfficeUS is eagerly anticipating a serious consideration of the potentially productive exchange which engages what has been referred to as Finland's revolutionary bioeconomy, through what may or may not be our collaborative interest in the sustainable use of wood, and the latest in digital technology.



Schedule


2:00 pm Introduction


2:15 pm Guest presentations 


4:15 pm Screening of   "AIR UP!   Construction of the US Pavilion at EXPO '70 Osaka - A United States Information Agency Project"; 


4:40 pm Workshop on engagement methods


8:30 pm Party with Guggenheim Effect cocktails and Palm Jockey DJ/VJ set at   TEATRO MARINONI BENE COMUNE Lungomare Gabriele D’Annunzio Lido di Venezia

Members Tour at 101 Spring Street

Wednesday July 23, 2014

A guided tour of artist Donald Judd's Former Living and Working Space

Members Tour at 101 Spring Street
101 Spring Street © Judd Foundation. All rights reserved.

Member's Tour of artist Donald Judd's Former Living and Working Space

101 Spring Street

July 23, 2014

5:00pm


“The solution to social and political miseries is political action. Most people, including artists, don't want to act and that suits the various governments. Artists can and should object as artists but the real action is as a citizen among citizens."

–Donald Judd, 1973


Storefront for Art and Architecture is pleased to offer Storefront Members a private guided tour at 101 Spring Street, the former living and working space of artist Donald Judd.

 

Free for Storefront Members. RSVP is required on a first come, first serve basis. 


Storefront is no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. 

 

 

OfficeUS: VERNISSAGE / June 4-6, 2014

Wednesday June 4, 2014 – Friday June 6, 2014

Press Conference & Opening Events for OfficeUS

OfficeUS: VERNISSAGE / June 4-6, 2014
OfficeUS Press Conference. Photo by Michael Zumpano.

OfficeUS Opening Bites Dinner

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On June 4, 2014, OfficeUS gathered distinguished guests, project supporters and team members, at InParadiso to celebrate the launch of OfficeUS. The dinner, created by OfficeUS Partners Cooking Sections, included a menu composed considering the realities of postwar America where the refrigerator, microwave and other modern conveniences were used as key ingredients to create bites of history inspired from the OfficeUS Repository. 

 

To view the full menu, click here

 

Photo by Tammy Shell.


OfficeUS Press Conference

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The press conference on June 5, 2014 included presentations by the U.S. State Department and the three curators of OfficeUS. The full OfficeUS team was introduced around the courtyard table designed by Leong Leong, the new open meeting room of the office in the Giardini. Following the press conference, OfficeUS hosted an Office Party to celebrate the launch of OfficeUS. 

 

 

Photo by Nicolo Gemin.

 

 

OfficeUS Mission Statement: Peggy Guggenheim Cocktail Reception

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On June 5th, a cocktail party with more than 1,000 guests took place at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection where everyone toasted the history of U.S. firms and the future that lies ahead with a specialty drink "the Guggenheim Effect" designed by OfficeUS Partners Cooking Sections. 

 

Who Owns The Guggenheim Effect? is a cocktail containing different spices, tomato, vodka and a piece of fresh Italian pasta cut with the shape of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, specially developed for the opening party of OfficeUS at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Recently, the Guggenheim Foundation threatened to sue an Italian chef in Bilbao for creating pasta in the shape of the elevation of their museum. The concept of our piece consisted of re-appropriating the appropriation of the image of a building. We brought it into the museum itself to open up the discussion about the ownership of cultural/architectural icons and their socioeconomic implications. In the glass, there was also a little flag reading the title of the intervention.  MakerBot was an incredible tool to produce the pasta cutters with a sharp edge and would like to keep on working with it in the future.

- Cooking Sections

 

 

About Cooking Sections

Based in London, Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe create new critical methods of mapping territories and urbanism through their trajectory of geopolitical cooking performances. After meeting at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, they founded Cooking Sections: a research-practice that cooks site-specific edible maps of boundaries, thresholds, events, buildings, architectures, landscapes, oddities and anomalies. Past performances have taken place at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Bartlett, London; Institut Für Raumexperimente, Berlin; dOCUMENTA(13); TEDx Talks, Madrid; Halle14, Leipzig; Polytechnic Architecture School ETSAM, Madrid; Fiorucci Art Trust, London amongst others. They have been associate residents participating in The Politics of Food program, at Delfina Foundation, London.


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