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. 



Exhibition Support

Special exhibition support for Temple of Manufacturing is generously provided by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York, and Frame. 

The soundtrack for this exhibition was created by Tuomas Toivonen. Paint has generously been provided by Farrow & Ball.

Beverages for the opening are kindly provided by Tenugin, the spirit of the forest.

Print Arts Promotion Centre Finland Taike copy
Finnish Cultural Foundation copy FCINY-LOGO Frame Finland copy

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.


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