LIT.

 

STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE CORDIALLY
INVITES YOU TO

 

SPRING BENEFIT
2018: LIT.

MONDAY, MAY 7TH
NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

HONORING
MARY ELLEN CARROLL
&
LARS MÜLLER

6 – 7 PM
PREVIEW

for members of the Benefit Committee

7 – 9 PM
MAIN EVENT

general admission

9 PM – 12 AM
AFTER PARTY

included in general admission tickets;
limited separate tickets also available

 

 

THIS YEAR, STOREFRONT LAUNCHES THE FIRST EDITION OF
THE NEW YORK ARCHITECTURE BOOK FAIR.

JOIN US AT THE SPRING BENEFIT TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAM OF EXHIBITIONS,
EVENTS, COMPETITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND PROJECTS, OR MAKE A ONE
TIME DONATION TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION.

 

STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE SPRING BENEFIT 2018: LIT.


EVENT PROGRAM

6:00 - 7:00 PM
(for members of the Benefit Committee)

  • Benefit Committee Preview
  • Tours of the Art and Architecture Reading Room at NYPL (Committee members and guests - sign up here).

7:00 - 9:00 PM

  • LITE: passed canapés by Bite
  • DARK BAR with an open and endless selection of refreshments

7:45 PM

  • Introduction by Storefront Board President Charles Renfro
  • Remarks by Storefront Director Eva Franch i Gilabert
  • Statement and Toast from Honoree Lars Muller
  • A Performed Acceptance - 
    A Joke, A Drag Queen, and a Folk Singer All Walk Into a Library by Honoree Mary Ellen Carroll with Richard Kind, Scarlet Envy, Nina Nastasia, and Paris Sashay

9:00 PM - 12 AM

  • LIT UP After Party
    (all guests are invited to stay until 12 am)

THROUGHOUT THE EVENT

  • Limited Editions: Agnieszka Kurant, Maurizio Cattelan, and Mary Ellen Carroll
  • Book Exchange: Bring a  book to exchange with fellow guests
  • Music: DJ Map Quest

ABOUT THE HONOREES

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Mary Ellen Carroll's prolific career as a conceptual artist spans more than twenty years and primarily occupies the disciplines of architecture/design and public policy, writing, performance and film. The foundation of the work is the investigation of a single, fundamental question: what do we consider a work of art? 

MEC is the recipient of numerous grants and honors, including the 2018 IASPIS Award by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin in 2016, and a Graham Foundation Fellowship for prototype 180. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pollock/Krasner Awards, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a Rauschenberg Fellowship, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, among others. 

Her work has been exhibited at international institutions including the Perez Art Museum (Miami), Whitney Museum (New York), Generali Foundation (Vienna), Jacobs Museum (Zurich), Smart Museum (Chicago), ICA (Philadelphia), Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at Columbia University (New York), Renaissance Society (Chicago), Busan Biennial (South Korea) ICA (London), Museum für Völkerkunde (Munich), MOMUK (Vienna), and at Storefront's gallery space. The work is in numerous public and private collections.

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Lars Müller, born in Oslo in 1955 and a Norwegian citizen, has been based in Switzerland since 1963. After becoming a graphic designer in Zurich, extended travels, and a one-year assistant position with designer Wim Crouwel in Amsterdam, Müller established his studio in Baden/Switzerland in 1982. In 1983, Müller published his first book and, as Lars Müller Publishers, has produced some 600 titles to date.

Lars Müller is a passionate educator and has taught at various universities in Switzerland and in Europe. Since 2009 he has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design GSD. Müller frequently serves on academic and competition juries and is currently a member of the steering board of Design Preis Schweiz. From 2013 to 2015, Müller was the international president of AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale.

In 2011, Lars Müller started a new publication partnership with Storefront for Art and Architecture with the Manifesto Series followed by the OfficeUS trilogy. 


ABOUT COMMITTEE
LEVELS + TICKETS

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Storefront Circle - $25,000

  • Admission for 20 to preview, main event, and after party
  • Listing and logo placement on email invitations, program, and Storefront website
  • Invitation to private advance cocktail reception
  • Full-page dedication in event program
  • Mention as host in press outreach
  • Verbal acknowledgment during main event by Storefront’s board president
  • Invitations to select Storefront members’ tours and events
  • Special opportunities for creative partnership and on-site branding
  • One year complimentary membership to Storefront, including opportunity to host a private event in the gallery space
  • Curator-led tours and programs hosted by Storefront

Storefront Council - $10,000

  • Admission for 15 to preview, main event, and after party
  • Listing on email invitations, program, and Storefront website
  • Invitation to private advance cocktail reception
  • Half-page dedication in event program
  • Mentions in press outreach about event

To join or make a donation, see here.
 

Benefactor - $5,000

  • Admission for 7 to preview, main event, and after party
  • Listing on email invitations, program, and Storefront website
  • Invitation to private advance cocktail reception

Patron - $2,500

  • Admission for 3 to preview, main event, and after party
  • Listing on email invitations, program, and Storefront website
  • Invitation to private advance cocktail reception

Dual Sponsor - $1,800

  • Admission for 2 to preview, main event, and after party
  • Listing on email invitations, program, and Storefront website
  • Invitation to private advance cocktail reception

Sponsor - $1,000

  • Admission for 1 to preview, main event, and after party
  • Listing on email invitations, program, and Storefront website
  • Invitation to private advance cocktail reception

EVENT TICKETS

Dual General Admission - $800

  • Admission for 2 to the main event and after party

General Admission- $450

  • Admission for 1 to the main event and after party

AFTER PARTY

Single After Party Ticket- $75

  • Admission for 1 to the after party at 9 pm.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.


STOREFRONT FOR
ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Storefront for Art and Architecture advances innovative and critical ideas that contribute to the design of cities, territories, and public life. Storefront’s exhibitions, events, competitions, publications, and projects provide alternative platforms for dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary, geographic, and ideological boundaries. Since its founding in 1982, Storefront has presented the work of over one thousand architects and artists.
 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Charles Renfro, President
Campbell Hyers, Vice President
Amit Khurana, Treasurer
Lauren Kogod, Secretary
Seth Harrison
Natasha Jen
Thorsten Kiefer
Nico Kienzl
James von Klemperer
Michael Manfredi
Sara Meltzer
William Menking
Sarah Natkins
Margery Perlmutter
Linda Pollak
Robert M. Rubin
Amie Siegel
Sylvia J. Smith
Marc Tsurumaki

BOARD OF ADVISORS
Barry Bergdoll
Jean Louis Cohen
Beatriz Colomina
Peter Cook
Elizabeth Diller
Andrew Fierberg
Belmont Freeman
Claudia Gould
Peter Guggenheimer
Steven Holl
Thom Mayne
Mary Miss
Antoni Muntadas
Michael Sorkin
Bernard Tschumi
Benedetta Tagliabue
Anthony Vidler
James Wines
Artur Walther

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Eva Franch i Gilabert

DIRECTOR'S COUNCIL
Kyong Park, Founder
Shirin Neshat
Sarah Herda
Joseph Grima


CONTACT:

Tickets, Sponsorship and Press:

Jinny Khanduja
212.431.5795
jk@storefrontnews.org

LOCATION
Gallery: 
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
Office: 
611 Broadway, Suite 634
New York, NY 10012
Archive: 
254 36th St, Suite B437
Brooklyn, NY 11232


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PAST BENEFITS

Each year, Storefront's Spring Benefit takes place in a different location in New York City, and has a theme that invites guests to discuss contemporary ideas in a state of distraction. Images belong to: 2012 (Red/Read/Rad) at the Woolworth Building; 2013 (Since Then, From Now) at Beekman Palace, 2014 (The Edge of Fundamentals) at the Bowery Savings Bank; 2015 (TRANS) at 432 Park Ave; 2016 (Beyond Borders) at the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, 2017 (Art-I-Facts) at Federal Hall; 2018 (LIT.) at the New York Public Library

 

LIT LIMITED EDITIONS

Storefront presents its 2018 Storefront Editions, a series of works specially commissioned for this event. Learn more below and here.

Agnieszka Kurant - Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now subversively and playfully addresses human caused climate change and seeks to dynamically describe its long term impacts while blurring the boundary between nature and culture. The piece makes a reference to Kurant’s earlier work, Political Weather (2007), which was inspired by the act of attempting to influence the weather. This practice was once common in the USSR through the use of cloud busters to ensure sunshine for the communist parades, and has also been practiced more recently in contemporary China, when the Olympic Games Committee sought to clear the sky over Beijing from pollution, resulting in artificial rains and snowfall which was often black in color. In 2010, this piece acquired additional and almost prophetic meaning when the volcanic cloud over Iceland caused the world economy a $5 billion loss - an example of the in uence of the weather on economy and politics, and of the agency of nature.

Currently the discussions around the climate change in the Anthropocene prompted Kurant to revisit this form and idea and create a portable “conversation piece” version of this problem. Apocalypse Now is a snow globe for the times of climate change.

The snow inside the globe is replaced by black snow - or ash. When snowing, it gradually covers the outline of the cityscape / datascape / geological formation that resembles the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The Giant’s Causeway is a rare example of a geological formation based on emergence where, in an extremely rare event, lava froze into regular basalt columns that resemble a cityscape, a data scape, or the virtual landscape of the video game Minecraft.

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Maurizio Cattelan - Museum League: Storefront Edition

Museum League is a scarf collection by Maurizio Cattelan dedicated to major museums and cultural institutions around the world, based on the consideration that museums and cultural spaces are becoming places where a sense of community and a process of identi cation, passion, and faith take place. Everyone has his/her favorite place, the one where he/she feels at home, the one he/she wants to support and share with others - often close to a sense of belonging that the sports fans feel at stadium.

Museum gift shops are places crossed by the same art audience as the cultural space of the museum itself, but, in most cases, they have nothing to do with the museum and its contents. Visitors are forced to pass through as if they were in a gas station shop, without a link with the experiences they have just had in front of the artworks. Why shouldn’t the shops be part of the aesthetic experience? Why leave the artists and works outside the last room of the building? Museum League poses a heretical question: that in a museum art should stay right up to the exit door to the road.

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Mary Ellen Carroll - WATCH THE WATCHERS

WATCH THE WATCHERS is the tagline for FEDERAL, a body of work executed by Mary Ellen Carroll in 2003 while documenting all of the federal buildings in the US until 9/11. FEDERAL became a series of 24 photographs of the north facing façade of the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles (the western headquarters of many federal agencies). Carroll created a 24-hour movie of the north and south facade of the building, with the complicity of its management and staff in the process. The two-theater movie was subsequently exhibited at Storefront and screened at Cinema Village in 2005.

WATCH THE WATCHERS, informed by FEDERAL, is a work of art that Carroll envisioned in neon and that is being realized for the first time for LIT, Storefront’s 2018 Spring Benefit. The neon edition is produced in conjunction with Lite Brite Neon, and is available in an edition of 10 either in Safety Black or Safety Pink. The four original drawings as studies for the neon are also available in Safety Black, Safety Pink, as and two versions in Red, White, and Blue. The drawings simultaneously function as the plan for the neon works, as well as being distinct works of art.

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2018 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

PRESENTING EVENT PARTNERS
WorldStage
Pentagram

STOREFRONT COUNCIL
bulthaup
HFZ Capital
Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
Lauren Kogod + David Smiley
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
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Robert M. Rubin + Stéphane Samuel

BENEFACTOR
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Front
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PATRON
2x4
The Architect's Newspaper
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Molly Gochman + Michael Armilio
Michael A. Manfredi + Marion Weiss
Miller Blaker, Inc.
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Six Senses
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DUAL SPONSOR
James Alefantis
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Alissa Bucher and Rob Rogers
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COOKFOX Architects
Eric Diefenbach + James Keith Brown
Elizabeth Diller + Ricardo Scofidio
Risë and Quentin Van Doosselaere
Karen Fairbanks + Scott Marble
E.J. Farhood
Greg Feldman + Melanie Shorin
Mark Fletcher + Tobias Meyer
GSAPP, Columbia University
Steven Incontro + David Joselit
Alfredo Jaar
Joe MacDonald + Saul Arber
Marian Goodman Gallery
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Nat Oppenheimer + Karen Frome
Guy Nordenson + Catherine Seavitt
PLASTARC
Anne Reiselbach + Grant Marani
Charles Renfro + Daniel Gortler
Fernando Romero
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SPONSOR
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Turner Construction Company
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