Letters to the Parliament

Friday April 28, 2017

Letters to the Parliament

April 28th, 2017

4 – 6 pm

The Exhibition Building of Aarhus School of Architecture

Nørreport 22, 8000 Aarhus C

 

#letterstotheparliament     @storefrontnyc

 

What would you write to a minister?

 

Letters to the Parliament invites students and practicing architects to write letters

to members of the Danish Parliament as a means of bringing innovative ideas and

visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa. 

 

Letters to the Parliament is part of a project called Letters to the Mayor, initiated by

Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014. This particular iteration is organized in

partnership with the Aarhus School of Architecture and RISING Architecture.

This project launches on April 28th, where the Exhibition Building at Aarhus School of

Architecture transforms into a “Parliament of Architecture”. 

 

Letters to the Parliament is part of the international festival, Rising Architecture. The

letters are a prelude for a public debate that will take place on September 11th at the

Aarhus School of Architecture. The event is a contribution to ReThink Aarhus,

European Capital of Culture 2017.

 

Future Letters

This edition of Letters to the Parliament is the premiere in an open and ongoing series of iterations of this project. To propose an edition in your city, please contact info@storefrontnews.org.

 

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.

 

Special support for Letters to the Parliament: Denmark is provided by Aarhus School of Architecture, The Architecture Project, and Kulturhovedstad 2017. 

 

  

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Fast Buildings

Tuesday December 6, 2016 – Monday January 23, 2017

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Fast Buildings

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 – Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

FXFOWLE

22 West 19th St, 11th Floor, New York

 

#fastbuildings    #drawingseries

 

Fast Buildings was a selection of drawings from works produced as part of an ongoing initiative by Storefront for Art and Architecture to examine methods of architectural representation. The show brought together works by architects from past exhibitions, including Aesthetics / Anesthetics (2012), POP: Protocols Obsessions Positions (2013), Measure (2015), and Sharing Models (2016).

 

Each iteration of Storefront’s Drawing Series invites selected participants to consider Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gallery space (A/A, POP, and Measure) or the island of Manhattan (Sharing Models) as a site to explore and reflect upon a specific topic through the medium of drawing. In each iteration, architects interrogate the architectural drawing as a method and means by which notions of representation and production could be understood—from aesthetic clichés to disciplinary obsessions to data visualizations—in order to present a new architectural idea.

 

These drawings were presented as a pop-up show at FXFOWLE’s gallery and were available for sale. All proceeds from the sale of these works supported Storefront’s ongoing programming. To inquire about acquisitions, please contact ae@storefrontnews.org.

 

The FXFOWLE gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Read more about the Fast Buildings works in the gallery guide above.

 

Drawing Series Participants:

Anna Neimark + Andrew Atwood

Bureau V

Odile Decq

DUS Architects

Ahmed ElHusseiny (KPF)

FleaFollyArchitects

Michelle Fornabai

Höweler + Yoon

Rutger Huiberts

Ania Jaworska

Bernard Khoury

Lateral Office (Mason White + Lola Sheppard)

Leong Leong

m-a-u-s-e-r (Mona Mahall + Asli Serbest)

Manuel Hertz Architects

Michele Marchetti (San Rocco Magazine)

Alex Maymind

MILLIØNS

MODU

nARCHITECTS

ODA

P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S (Georgina Huljich + Marcelo Spina)

Pedro & Juana

pneumastudio (Cathrym Dwyre + Chris Perry)

James Ramsey

RICA (Iñaqui Carnicero + Lorena Del Río)

Mark Robbins

Selldorf Architects

SITU Studio

David Sperling

T+E+A+M

The Open Workshop

Anthony Titus

Urban-Think Tank

Gia Wolff

 

Special Works:

Richard Barnes

Liam Gillick

Steven Holl

Alfredo Jarr

Ania Jaworska

Shirin Neshat

Jan Staller

Janina Tschäpe

Yvonne Venegas

StorefrontTV: Po(li/e)tical Ads

Saturday October 29, 2016 – Monday November 28, 2016

SfTV: Po(li/e)tical Ads

 

SfTV: Po(li/e)tical Ads

Open Call

Submission Deadline (*extended*) November 28th, 2016 at 11:59 pm

Contact: sftv@storefrontnews.org

 

#sftv     #storefronttv     #politicalads     @storefrontnyc

 

Political ads are often created specifically in support of or opposition to a particular candidate or an ideology embodied by a person or party. The manufacturing, broadcasting, and reception of these ads reflects the tone and tenor of the overall election season, and not necessarily the issues most important to the public or most pertinent to the people and places that candidates ultimately serve.

 

Po(li/e)tical Ads is an open call for short-form video ads that are both political and poetic. Contributors are asked to submit alternatives to contemporary political ads, addressing collective concerns that transcend individual egos and party platforms.

 

As the latest iteration of StorefrontTV, Po(li/e)tical Ads seeks experimental forms of visual media that widen the purpose and approach of political ads, appropriating motifs typically found in this form of communication to expand the coverage of public concerns that are often forgotten or neglected within the current political climate.

 

Selection Process:

A jury comrpised of Eva Franch, Paul Makovsky, Ivan Lopez Munera, Antoni Muntadas, Pau Suris Sunyer, and David Schwartz will review submissions.

 

Selected entries will be screened at Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gallery space in New York City, and presented online in collaboration with Metropolis Magazine.

 

This iteration of StorefrontTV is presented in partnership with the Museum of the Moving Image’s Living Room Candidate project, which serves as an online archive of presidential campaign commercials and visual media from 1952 to the present.

 

Please see below for submission information and guidelines.

 

About StorefrontTV

StorefrontTV (SfTV), founded in 2013, presents experimental broadcasts that focus on the disciplinary obsessions and absurdities of art and architecture. SfTV aims to address critical issues of ethics, economy, history, and celebrity by presenting a variety of video and performance formats. The first two seasons of SfTV ranged from talk shows to urban fairy tales, self-help programs, DIY videos, documentary, to avant garde performance, and were accompanied by short films in the form of “commercials.”

 

This season, SfTV calls for submissions of shorts inspired by the current US political cycle.

 

Submission Information and Guidelines

 

Videos should draw from or appropriate the format of political ads to reveal key topics, places, spaces, and/or people and groups that play a part in domestic and global debates as they relate to important contemporary social, economic, and political issues.

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS:

In order to submit:

-Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or any other online platform with password protection.

-Email a link to your video to: sftv@storefrontnews.org with the subject line “SfTV Political Ad – [YOUR NAME].

-Please include the following information in the body of the email:

 

        BACKGROUND INFO

        Contributor Name(s) [exactly as you or your team would like to be credited]:

        Short Bio [100 words or less]:

        City/State:

        Email Address(es):

        Website:

        Social Media Info [Instagram, Facebook, etc.]:

 

        PROJECT INFO

        Project Title:

        Project Statement [100 words or less]:

        Link to Video:

        Password:

        Duration:

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Videos must be:

-Less than 60 seconds in duration

-High definition

-Minimum resolution

 

CONTENT GUIDELINES:

There are no specific guidelines for content, as StorefrontTV seeks to produce alternative and experimental formats of visual communication. Should you care to reference official rules and regulations, please see HERE for FEC guidelines on political ads.

 

NOTIFICATION

Contributors of selected entries will be contacted directly on or before December 5th, 2016.

 

CONDITIONS:

Please read and abide by the conditions outlined below.

-All work should be original and unpublished.

-Entries should not be made public until after the jury deliberation.

-There are no registration fees and there is no limit on the number of Submissions a given organization, team, or individual may submit.

-By entering this open call, any and all Entrants, and where applicable, their predecessors, successors, assigns, heirs, officers, directors, attorneys, agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, employees, shareholders, and any other person or entity similarly situated, agree in full to these Terms and Conditions.

-No Entrant shall receive or be entitled to receive any payment as a result of a submission or for granting the promoters any right herein or associated with the open call.

-Copyrights associated with the submissions shall remain the property of the Entrants.

-Entrants agree to permit Storefront to use the submitted materials for public posting, publication, or exhibition, or for archival, promotional, educational, and other purposes as such institutions shall determine. The Jury and/or Storefront for Art and Architecture reserve the right to cancel or suspend the open call for any reason, including those causes beyond the organizer’s control that could corrupt the administration, security, or proper participation in the open call.

-Storefront for Art and Architecture reserves the right to amend these guidelines at any time without notice.

-No information contained in submissions shall be deemed confidential and such information may be shared with other governmental entities. Therefore, please do not submit any information that may be deemed proprietary in nature. Competition sponsors shall not be liable for any costs incurred by any respondent in the preparation, submittal, presentation, or revision of its submission. Competition sponsors shall not be obligated to pay and shall not pay any costs in connection with the preparation of such submissions.

 

ANONYMITY

-Video work must be anonymous and must not contain credits or references to its authors, producers, or promoters.

-Entrants must not communicate with members of the Jury about the open call in any way until there is a public announcement of the winner.

-No direct partner or associate of any Jury member may participate in the open call.

 

Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Roger Ferris + Partners; 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.

 

   

Letters to the Developer

Tuesday October 4, 2016 – Saturday October 22, 2016

Letters to the Developer 

October 4th – 22nd, 2016

97 Kenmare St, New York, NY

 

#letterstothedeveloper     @storefrontnyc

 

In 2014, Storefront launched Letters to the Mayor, a project that invited architects to write letters to their city mayors as a way to open up dialogue about the making of cities and public life.

 

This fall, Storefront launches Letters to the Developer in New York City.

 

As part of this project, a select group of architects, curators, historians, and critics have each  been asked to write a letter to a New York City-based developer who should be recognized for making a positive contribution to public life. The letter articulates one exceptional act that the developer has carried out; an act that goes beyond common practice and that participants believe should become part of the norm.

 

The letters, as a collection, will recognize the great achievements of developers in New York City by presenting a factual representation of the highest possible standards for development. Dwelling upon past and present achievements, the project aims to raise the level of awareness and recognition of acts that can help to inspire better development practices in New York City, and subsequently around the globe.

 

The letters are being exhibited at Storefront’s gallery space in New York from October 5th to October 20th as part of the exhibition Work in Progress, which showcases alternative visions for New York City development projects, as well as a photographic survey of active construction sites throughout the city.

 

Participants

Spencer Bailey, Barry Bergdoll, Fred A. Bernstein, Phillip G. Bernstein, Suzanne Carlson, Eran Chen, Henry Cobb, Jean-Louis Cohen, Todd DeGarmo, Jared Della Valle, Patrice Derrington, Craig Dykers, Iben Falconer, Belmont Freeman, Mark Gardner, Peter G. Guthrie, Brandon Haw, Laurie Hawkinson, Steven Holl, Frederick Iseman, Andrés Jaque, Dan Kaplan, Thorsten Kiefer, Roy Kim, James von Klemperer, Dominic Leong, Daniel Libeskind, Paul Makovsky, Thom Mayne, Shawn McLearen, William Menking, Joseph Mizzi, Stephen Moser, Enrique Norten, Nat Oppenheimer, Avani Parikh, Gregg Pasquarelli, Lisa Phillips, Richard Plunz, Linda Pollak, Gina Pollara, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Charles Renfro, Mark Robbins, Robert Rogers, Tomas Rossant, Bradley Samuels, Eduard Sancho Pou, Joel  Sanders, Annabelle Selldorf, Sylvia Smith, Michael Sorkin, Preeti Sriratana / Jonathan Garnett / Chelsea Meyer / Steven Harper, Oana Stanescu and Dong Ping Wong, Margaret Sullivan, Carl Swanson, Carla Swickerath, Thomas Sze Leong Yu, Nader Tehrani, Ada Tolla, Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown, Christian Wassmann, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, James Newton Wines, Adam Yarinsky

 

Future Letters

This edition of Letters to the Developer is the premiere in an open and ongoing series of iterations of this project. To propose an edition in your city, please contact info@storefrontnews.org.

Letters to the Mayor: Madrid

Thursday September 29, 2016 – Sunday October 9, 2016

Letters to the Mayor: Madrid

September 29th – October 9th, 2016

XII Semana de la Arquitectura

COAM

 

#LetterstotheMayor     @storefrontnyc

 

Letters to the Mayor: Madrid presents a collection of letters written by more than 50 architects, bringing pressing issues and new ideas to the desk of Mayor Manuela Carmena. 

 

Letters to the Mayor: Madrid takes place as part of the XIII Semana de la Arquitectura, and is the 11th edition of Letters to the Mayor, a project initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014.

 

This project invites architects to write letters to their mayors, initiating a dialogue between those who represent a city and those that build it. International iterations, organized in partnership with local institutions and individuals, bring the project to cities and towns across the globe. Each of the iterations share three common elements: an exhibition of letters addressed to the mayor, a Mayoral Desk and Architect’s Table, and a wallpaper that reflects ideas and issues unique to each city. The desk and table, as well as the wallpaper, are designed by local architects, artists, and designers, and reflect upon the role of the architect in the construction of the future of the contemporary city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Madrid is curated by Moneo Brock and Enorme Studio.

 

Mayor of Madrid:

Manuela Carmena Castrillo

 

Floorpaper by:

Gonzalo del Val

 

Table Design by:

Ana Arana and Enrique Ventosa

 

Curated by:

Moneo Brock and Enorme Studio

 

Institutional Support:

COAM (Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid)

 

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Participants

 

Acebo x Alonso, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Andrés Jaque, Ángel Borrego Cubero, Ángela García de Paredes, Anupama Kundoo, Belén Hermida Rodríguez, Bollería Industrial, CanalsMoneo, Carlos Arroyo Zapatero, Carlos Espejo Escorial, Carlos Leganitos, CHIQUITECTOS, Edgar González, Elena Rivas Ruzafa, ELII, Fernando Landecho González-Soto, Fuensanta Nieto, Gabriel Ruíz Larrea, Gádor Carvajal, Gonzalo del Val, HUSOS, Ignacio Vicente Sandoval, Irene Alberdi, Israel Alba Ramis, Jaime Ortiz Belda, Javier Alonso Madrid, Javier Sanjuan, Jesús San Vicente, José Antonio Granero Ramírez, José Ignacio Linazasoro, Jose Juan Barba, José Manuel Santa Cruz Chao, Juan Carlos Vaquerizo Jiménez, Juan Elvira y Clara Murado, Juan Herreros, Juan Mera González, La Galería de la Magdalena, Lina Toro Ocampo, Luis Jurado Téllez, Luis Rodriguez-Avial Llardent, Luis Úrculo, Manuel Blanco, Manuel Ocaña del Valle, Mara Sanchez Lorens, Marcos Corrales, María Antón Barco, María José Aranguren, Marisa Sáenz de Oiza, Matilde Peralta, MI5VR, Miguel Fernández Galiano, Mónica Alberola, Nerea Calvillo, Néstor Montenegro, NUNDO, Paisaje Transversal, Paula García Masedo, Pedro Pitarch, Pepe Ballesteros, PYO ARQUITECTOS, Rafael Moneo, Ramón Francos Sánchez, Raquel Otero Ortiz de Cosca, Raquel Prendes, Ricardo Higueras de Cárdenas, Sandra Suárez Rionegro, Santiago Cifuentes Barrio, Taller de Casquería, Verónica Meléndez, VIC, Zuloark

 

About Enorme Studio:

ENORME is the evolution of three co-founders of PKMN Architectures, we’re Carmelo Rodríguez, Rocio Pina, David Pérez.

 

After having collaborated for ten years on more than one hundred projects we’ve just started with a new shared initiative that keeps the same radical approach to architecture.

We design and build ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS based on industrial systems and typological innovation. We’re specialists in mobile systems design applied to housing, office design and retail. We’ve changed the traditional concept of room in architecture, creating spaces that are easily converted through simple gestures.

We design and perform participation dynamics in the domain of city construction through our creative services platform CIUDAD CREA CIUDAD and the creation of CITIZENSHIP BRAND IDENTITIES. Our aim is to foster alternative ways to examine urban issues and to motivate the creation of a proactive citizen culture.

We design and apply TACTICAL URBANISM tools that transfer teamwork strategies and collective thinking dynamics into public and private space design and management. Our aim is to give the city back to citizens as an emotional, plural and relational space.

 

About Moneo Brock:

Moneo Brock is an international architectural, planning and design firm of versatile professionals committed to the identification and implementation of sustainable solutions, with great faith in the promise of good design. As we begin our work we carefully consider each project’s urban and natural context. Projects are thereafter developed with a clear sense of place and purpose. Finally, construction details are always rigorously controlled in order to be in concordance with the project’s fundamental concept. We are sensitive to the synergies that emerge in collaborative processes, viewing teamwork as fundamental to the creation of great work. We see each job as an opportunity to create a unique structure that can transform a part of the world, no matter the scale. Current project sites are in Spain, the USA, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Our work has been widely published in international media.

Belén Moneo (Harvard, 1988) and Jeffrey Brock (Princeton, 1985), founded Moneo Brock in 1993 in New York City after receiving their Masters of Architecture from Columbia University’s GSAPP in 1991, when they first collaborated professionally on a project for a loft in Tribeca. Maintaining connections with New York, the firm opened its Madrid office in 2002

 

 

About Letters to the Mayor:

As civic figures, architects have a privilege and a responsibility to articulate and translate the collective aspirations of society; particularly for those who are not able to sit at decision-making tables.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. In their pursuit to design the next economically driven cultural-iconic-touristic object, an increasing number of architects, as well as political leaders, have undermined the potential of design to participate in the advancement of public life.

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors, and brings innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture initiated Letters to the Mayor in New York City in 2014 with a collection of fifty letters from international architects who wrote to their mayors. Subsequent iterations, organized in partnership with local institutions and groups, have brought local and international issues onto the desks of elected officials and into the public consciousness by focusing on the specific issues unique to each city.

 

Previous and upcoming editions of Letters to the Mayor include: Panama City (Panama), Mariupol (Ukraine), Bogotá (Colombia), Taipei (Taiwan), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Athens (Greece), Mexico DF (Mexico), São Paulo (Brazil), and Lisbon (Portugal).

 

To read more about the project and other international editions, see here.

Letters to the Mayor: Lisbon

Thursday October 6, 2016 – Friday November 25, 2016

Letters to the Mayor: Lisbon

October 6th – November 25th, 2016

Lisbon Architecture Triennale 4e

Galeria dos Paços do Concelho

 

#LetterstotheMayor     @storefrontnyc

 

Letters to the Mayor: Lisbon presents a collection of letters written by architects to Fernando Medina, bringing pressing issues and new ideas to the desk of Lisbon’s newly elected mayor. 

 

Letters to the Mayor: Lisbon takes place as part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale (4e), and is the 12th edition of Letters to the Mayor, a project initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2014.

 

This project invites architects to write letters to their mayors, initiating a dialogue between those who represent a city and those that build it. International iterations, organized in partnership with local institutions and individuals, bring the project to cities and towns across the globe. Each of the iterations share three common elements: an exhibition of letters addressed to the mayor, a Mayoral Desk and Architect’s Table, and a wallpaper that reflects ideas and issues unique to each city. The desk and table, as well as the wallpaper, are designed by local architects, artists, and designers, and reflect upon the role of the architect in the construction of the future of the contemporary city.

 

Letters to the Mayor: Lisbon is curated by Ivo Poças Martins.

 

Mayor of Lisbon:

Fernando Medina

 

Wallpaper by:

R2

 

Curated by:

Ivo Poças Martins

 

Production Assistance:

EGEAC (Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural de Lisboa)

 

Participants

Tim Abrahams, Julia Albani and Nuno Cera, Pedro Alonso, Ido Avissar, Baukuh, Neeraj Bhatia, Teresa Calix, Cartha, Carlos Carvalho, Christ & Gattenbein, CLUUA, Plan Común, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Fernandez & Serres, Jorge Figueira, Guillermo Lopez, Paolo Marcolin, José Mateus, Emma McNally, Manon Mollard, Nicholas de Monchaux, Tiago Mota Saraiva, Marc Nagtzaam, Victor Neves, Sara Orsi, Piovenefabi, Pedro Pitarch, Anna Puigjaner, Davidson Rafaelidis, Marina Rainho, Pedro Ressano Garcia, Patrícia Robalo Ribeiro, Bernardo Rodrigues, Eike Roswag-Klinge, Luis Santiago Baptista, Rafi Segal and Els Verbakel, Eliana Sousa Santos, André Tavares, Danny Wills, Mimi Zeiger

 

About the curator:

Ivo Poças Martins was born in Porto in 1980 and graduated from the University of Porto’s Faculty of Architecture (FAUP) in 2005 (having also attended the École National Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Val de Seine 2002/03 under the Erasmus programme). He is currently working on his PhD thesis at FAUP.

Parallel to his academic work, Ivo is also a partner in the Ivo Poças Martins e Matilde Seabra Arquitectos firm. He is founder and co-editor of the fanzine Friendly Fire dedicated to architecture and urban culture.

From 2012 to 2015 Ivo was a member of the editorial board of Jornal Arquitectos. In 2016 he joined the team for the 4th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale as a curatorial assistant.

 

About Letters to the Mayor:

As civic figures, architects have a privilege and a responsibility to articulate and translate the collective aspirations of society; particularly for those who are not able to sit at decision-making tables.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. In their pursuit to design the next economically driven cultural-iconic-touristic object, an increasing number of architects, as well as political leaders, have undermined the potential of design to participate in the advancement of public life.

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors, and brings innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture initiated Letters to the Mayor in New York City in 2014 with a collection of fifty letters from international architects who wrote to their mayors. Subsequent iterations, organized in partnership with local institutions and groups, have brought local and international issues onto the desks of elected officials and into the public consciousness by focusing on the specific issues unique to each city.

 

Previous and upcoming editions of Letters to the Mayor include: Panama City (Panama), Mariupol (Ukraine), Bogotá (Colombia), Taipei (Taiwan), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Athens (Greece), and São Paulo (Brazil).

 

To read more about the project and other international editions, see here.

Summer Streets: Manhattanisms

Saturday August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
7 am – 1 pm
Kenmare St & Cleveland Pl (NW corner), New York, NY
 
#manhattanisms    @storefrontnyc    @nyc_dotart
 
 
Summer Streets: Manhattanisms is a workshop that builds upon Sharing Models: Manhattanisms, to explore how we understand the ideas and places that we share as city residents. 
 
Taking place as part of NYC DOT’s Summer Streets initiative, visitors are invited to stop by the tent outside Storefront’s gallery space to play with Manhattan’s grid and propose innovative visions for the city’s future.
 
This workshop is led by Dan Taeyoung and Austin Wade Smith

 

Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Roger Ferris + Partners; 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.

 

   

Share Me: Facade Installations

Thursday July 14, 2016 – Friday September 2, 2016

Share Me: Facade Installations by Curtis Kulig, John Giorno, Lawrence Weiner, Sebastian ErraZuriz, and Shantell Martin.

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Share Me: Facade Installations

 

#sharingmodels     #manhattanisms     #shareme     @storefrontnyc

 

As part of Sharing Models: Manhattanisms, five artists have been invited to produce stencils that ask us to reflect upon the sharing movement. The facade of Storefront will be transformed into a canvas that presents one artist’s work each week throughout the duration of the show. The first 100 visitors to Storefront’s gallery space will receive a stencil of the work being shown. 

 

 

Schedule:

 

July 14th – Curtis Kulig, We Love We Share

 

July 28th – John Giorno, Sit In My Heart And Smile

 

August 4th – Lawrence Weiner, MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE YOUR HOUSE IS MY HOUSE WHEN YOU SHIT ON THE FLOOR IT GETS ON YOUR FEET

 

August 11th – Sebastian ErraZurizYou Share, They Profit

 

August 18th – Shantell Martin, Share

 

 

About the Participants: 

 

Curtis Kulig

Curtis Kulig gained notoriety with his signature manifesto Love Me 2005. His work is a celebration of humanity in a voice that ranges from the poignant to the playful through a wealth of mediums: rich canvases, scintillating neon, 16mm films, typewritten poems, and ubiquitous prints; in cities ranging from New York to London, Istanbul to Los Angeles,  and Tokyo to Berlin. 

 

John Giorno

Born in 1936 in New York City, Giorno attended Columbia University. Giorno was featured in Warhol’s first film, Sleep (1963). The influence of pop art and Warhol’s Factory are evident in Giorno’s work, which developed out of verbal collages of appropriated texts drawn from advertising and signage. In the 1960s, Giorno began to record his poetry, distorting the recordings with synthesizers to produce installations he called “electronic sensory poetry environments.” In 1965, he founded Giorno Poetry Systems, a nonprofit production company designed to introduce new, innovative poetry to wider audiences. In 1967, Giorno collaborated with other artists, including William S. Burroughs, Frank O’Hara, and Patti Smith, to record poems for his project Dial-a-Poem. The recordings made during this project were  exhibited in 1970 at the Museum of Modern Art.  

 

Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner is an integral figure of the Conceptual Art movement of the 1960s. Best known for his text-based work, Weiner creates subversive installations that alter an existing space or environment. His early piece Declaration of Intent (1968), created during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism, brings a wry criticism of the nature of art by creating a list of simplistic written terminology. One such line, “The piece may be fabricated,” addresses whether the imagined gesture or actual creation of a work have any hierarchal difference in regard to the assessment of art. Weiner was born February 10, 1942 in the Bronx, NY. He briefly studied at Hunter College in New York before dropping out and traveling the country. Weiner was the subject of the retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York from 2007–2008. 

 

Sebastian ErraZuriz

New York-based artist, designer and activist Sebastian ErraZuriz has received international acclaim for his original and provocative works on a variety of areas and disciplines. ErraZuriz tackles everything from political artworks to giant public art projects, conceptual sculptures to experimental furniture, and product design. His work is invites the viewer to look again at realities that were often hidden in front of their own eyes. 

 

Shantell Martin

The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines; a language of characters, creatures and messages that invite her viewers to share a role in her creative process. Part autobiographical and part dreamlike whimsy, Martin has created her own world that bridges fine art, performance art, technology and mundane experience. Her artwork has appeared in the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, and the Bata Show Museum. In 2015, she became an artist in residence at the MIT Media Lab where she explores cross-disciplinary ways to express her art form, such as using drawing to visualize data. She is an Adjunct Professor and former artist-in-residence at NYU’s ITP (Tisch School of the Arts), and is also a fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University. 

 

Support

Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Roger Ferris + Partners; 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.

 

 

   

 

Letters to the Mayor: Taichung

Friday March 25, 2016 – Sunday April 24, 2016

Letters to the Mayor: Taichung is the second stop of the exhibition in Taiwan, following Letters to the Mayor, Taipei. In addition to the 75 letters received in Taipei, this exhibition included 20 more letters addressed to the Mayor of Taichung. All 95 letters were on view until April 24, 2016 at MOT Lab Taichung. Two panel discussion were hosted and moderated by David C. Tseng. Fore more information, see here.

 

Presented by the JUT Foundation for the Arts and Architecture, this exhibition is a part of the international outreach project of Letters to the Mayor, organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture in April 2014. The project invites architects to write to their Mayors in more than 20 cities in the world.

 

Participants: Marco Casagrande, Winy Maas, YINPING FANG, Chun-Hsiung Wang, Wang, Pe Jen, Che Wang, Wang, Ming-Hsien, Yao-Pang Wang, Junya Ishigami, Yasutaka Yoshimura, Tadao Ando, Hung-Nan Chu, Ho, Ting Fung, Hotaiwen, Steven wu, Wu, YI-YEN, Sheng-Ming Wu, Leu,chin-wen, Wen Sheng Lee, Lee Ching-Chih, Izumi Okayasu, Wan-Jen Lin, LIN, Fang-Yi, Lin Bo Yang, Chiaju Lin, Andy Lin, aLing, Wen-chien Chiu, Hao-Hsiu Chiu, Go Hasegawa, Aoki Jun, CHIANG, LE-CHING, yu cheng hung, Hung-Chin-yuan, Tai-kuan-yi, Tien Ling, Sun Chi-Jong、HSU, YEN-CHI, KANG, Min Jay, CHI-YI CHANG, Ching-Hwa Chang / Ying-Chao Kuo, Jing-Yao Chang, Yuchang Liang, Katsu Umebayashi, Hsu, Li-Yu, ChenYu LIEN, hsuyuan Kuo, Kuo, Chijeng, Yu-lin Chen / Malone Chang, Milton Chen, Kuanhua Chen, Shu-Yi Chen, WENYUAN PENG, Tseng Kuang-Tsung, Borden Tseng, Wei Tseng, Ruey Ming Huang, Huang Jui-Mao, Huang,Sheng-Yuan, YANG HSIU CHUAN, Kyle Yang, Enta Yang, Yang,ShihHung, Norihiko Dan, Laio Wei-Li, Liao, Ming-Pin, LIAO CHIA SHUN, Ray Chu, Chao Li Hsing, Yuan-Hung Chao, ke-fung Liou, Po-Hung Liu, Liu, chung-sheng, Tien Yi, Pan, JOSHUA JIH PAN, FAIA, TSAI, MING-YING, Shuwa Tei, Po-jen Cheng Lee, ShwuTing, REN, BOB RYU, Jia-Hui Day, Pei-ni Beatrice HSIEH, WEN TAI HSIEH, Sotetsu SHA, Hsieh Ying Chun, Chung Ping Hung, Chien Hsueh Yi, Sou Fujimoto, Su Jui-pi, Shu Chang Kung, Wensha Kung.

Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires

Saturday March 19, 2016 – Saturday May 21, 2016

Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires

March 19 – May 21, 2016 

Opening Reception: March 19, 2016

Monoambiente

 

Letters to the Mayor: Buenos Aires is part of the international edition of Letters to the Mayor, a project initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture in April 2014. The project invites architects to write letters to their mayors, bringing pressing issues and new ideas to the desks of elected officials. Subsequent iterations, organized in partnership with local institutions and individuals, bring the project to many cities and towns across the globe. All iterations of the project have three elements in common: an exhibition of letters addressed to the mayor, a Mayoral Desk and Architect’s Table, and a wallpaper that reflects ideas and issues unique to each city. The desk and table, as well as the wallpaper, are designed by local architects, artists, and designers, and reflect upon the role of the architect in the construction of the future of the contemporary city.

 

Participants:

Fernando Diez, Consejo Profesional de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Juan Fontana, Roberto Frangella, Noemí Beatriz Gómez, Alfredo Garay, vdb arquitectos (Federico Valverdi, Claudio De Brasi), María Estela Baltroc, Gabriela Cárdenas, Nicolás Fernández Sanz, Dynamo (Lucas Grande, Pedro Yañez), Alberto Gorbatt, Fabiana Martínez, Laura S. Horrocks, Colectivo Off the record (Felipe Oeyen, Juan Pablo Berbery, Victoria Cocuche, Lucía Capetto, Matías Lien Benitez, Joaquín Rodríguez Althoff, Victoria Freije, Ayelen Franceschini, Dana Lorena Martínez De’ Nobili), Versa Arq. Oficina de Arquitectura (Arq. Carlos Navarro, Arq. Gastón Chalabe), Victor Ramos Pezzi y Ricardo Palmadessa, FRAM arquitectos (Franco Riccheri, Agustín Mendiondo), Colectivo AS6030 (Bárbara Berson, Gabriela Casabianca, Susana Caruso, Ana M. Compagnoni, Claudio Delbene, Magdalena Eggers, Ismael Eyras, Analía Fernández, Alejandra Kozak, Daniel Kozak, María José Leveratto, Susana Mühlmann, Francisco Ortiz, Cecilia Pumares, Andrés Schwarz, Ariel Sueiro, Marta Yajnes, Sebastián Zanetti, et al.), Circular (Santiago Giusto, Martin Flugelman, Pedro Magnasco, Manuel Mensa, Mercedes Peralta, Gustavo Alonso Serafin, Florencia Spina y Carolina Telo), LUPA|ARQ (Paula Imperatore, Luz Rodríguez Chatruc), Estudio de Arquitectura Becker-Ferrari junto a Estudio de diseño García Balza & González – Estudio de Arquitectura Becker-Ferrari (Daniel Becker, Claudio Ferrari)  Estudio de diseño García Balza & González (Roberto García Balza, Marcela González), Dino Buzzi, IR arquitectura (Luciano Intile, Enrico Cavaglia, Fermin Indavere, Esteban Basili Tonoli, Guillermo Mirochnic), Ariel Jacubovich, Alejandra Mestre, Luis Jacobo Grossman con Román Peñalba, Carlos de la Borbolla y Ricardo Gersbach, Colle•Croce (Sebastian Colle, Rodolfo Croce), Gustavo Nielsen, Emilio Rivoira, AToT (Agustín Moscato, Lucía Hollman), BAAG (Buenos Aires Arquitectura Grupal) (Griselda Balian, Gabriel Monteleone, Gastón Noriega, María Emilia Porcelli – Colaboradores: Santiago Chudnovsky, Martín Dallasta, Federico Pia, Sarah Caneri), Monoblock (Marcos Amadeo, Fernando Cynowiec, Juan Granara, Adrian Russo, Alexis Schächter), Manuel Ciarlotti Bidinost (BBC Arquitectos, Estudio Homeless), Ramiro Schere, Javier Agustín Rojas, Hitzig Militello arquitectos (Fernando Hitzig Mehr, Leonardo G. Militello), Marcelo Corti,  Esteban – Tannenbaum arquitectos (Javier Esteban, Romina Tannenbaum), Diana Cabeza, Moderna Buenos Aires, Néstor Magariños, CAZA (Nina Carrara, María Zamtlejfer), Adamo – Faiden (Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden) Andrea Saltzman, Mauricio Corbalan, Nicolás Sarno Jordan, Galpón Estudio (Max Zolkwer, Ramiro Gallardo, Gustavo Nielsen), Ana Rascovsky (Estudio Planta), Florencia Rodríguez 

 

Mayor and architect table:

Grupo Bondi (Eugenio Gómez Llambi, Iván López Prystajko)

 

Wallpaper:

The Rock Instrument Bureau

 

Current mayor of Buenos Aires:

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

 

Events: 

Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Associate Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture will give a talk on Friday March 18, at 7pm

Location: Monte (Maure 3910, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires)

Participants: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco (Storefront for Art and Architecture), Martín Huberman (Monoambiente), Florencia Rodríguez (Monte)

 

About Letters to the Mayor

As civic figures, architects have a privilege and a responsibility to articulate and translate the collective aspirations of society; particularly for those who are not able to sit at decision-making tables.

 

Throughout history, architects have engaged with this responsibility and the structures of economic, political, and cultural power in different ways with varying degrees of success. With the rise of globalization and the homogenization of the contemporary city, the role of the architect in the political arena has often been relegated to answering questions that others have asked. In their pursuit to design the next economically driven cultural-iconic-touristic object, an increasing number of architects, as well as political leaders, have undermined the potential of design to participate in the advancement of public life.

 

Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays real letters written by architects to their city mayors, and brings innovative ideas and visions of the city closer to the decision-makers, and vice versa.

 

Storefront for Art and Architecture initiated Letters to the Mayor in New York City in 2014 with a collection of fifty letters from international architects who wrote to their mayors. Subsequent iterations, organized in partnership with local institutions and groups, have brought local and international issues onto the desks of elected officials and into the public consciousness by focusing on the specific issues unique to each city.

 

Previous and upcoming editions of Letters to the Mayor include: Panama City (Panama), Mariupol (Ukraine), Bogotá (Colombia), Taipei (Taiwan), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Athens (Greece), and Lisbon (Portugal).

 

About Monoambiente

Monoambiente is an experimental space committed to the development of architecture and contemporary design. By challenging and questioning established limits, the exhibitions, actions, and programs carried out under its auspices further the material and spatial language of both disciplines (architecture and design). It foments action and engagement as exploration and collaboration as support. The intention is to make a contribution that operates on conceptual, material, and professional levels, encouraging engagement and dialogue between architects, designers, students, and the general public. The space is a milestone in the city’s cultural milieu as it engines the contemporary experiences and productions of both local and international designers.