2019 SPRING BENEFIT

 

STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE
INVITES YOU TO

 

2019
SPRING BENEFIT

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH
LA MARQUETA LOT 1

6 – 7 PM
PREVIEW

for members of the Benefit Committee and Community

Specialty cocktails by Widow Jane

7 – 8:30 PM
MAIN EVENT

General Admission

Food by vendors of La Marqueta, including:
Elma’s in Harlem, Lady Lexis Sweets, Sprinkle Splash, and more

8:30 PM – 10 PM
AFTER PARTY

Included in General Admission tickets;
limited separate tickets also available

DJ set by Oscar Nñ (Papi Juice)

HONORING

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BRIGADA PUERTA DE TIERRA

Brigada Puerta de Tierra (BPDT) is a grassroots artist collective formed in 2015 that is comprised mostly of children and young community members. The collective focuses its activities on the preservation and well-being of the neighborhood, its history, and its people. BPDT uses art as a tool to challenge top-down standard urban development practices.

The collective began when a group of residents of Puerta de Tierra and Old San Juan joined together in protest against the controversial Paseo Puerta de Tierra project for its lack of citizen inclusion in the design and planning process, and for the environmental and cultural damages caused on the north coast of San Juan. Over the summer of 2015, the group, along with children and young people from the neighborhood who immediately showed interest in collaborating, began to create murals and engage in other activities in response to the Paseo Puerta de Tierra project.

This group, which eventually was named Brigada Puerta de Tierra, focuses on the reactivation of abandoned areas and the preservation of the neighborhood’s history and living culture. Uniting under the slogan "aquí vive gente," BPDT is organized horizontally and collectively, and operates through four key concepts: self-management, awareness, strategic planning, and collective decision-making. BPDT has successfully pushed the San Juan municipality to negotiate with the community of Puerta de Tierra for the acquisition of two abandoned buildings to be developed into community-driven social centers. For its various neighborhood initiatives and community activities since 2015, BPDT was recognized with the Merit and Dedication Award of the Fiestas of San Sebastián Street for its commitment to its community and national culture. The collective was also selected as the recipient of the 2017 Visible Award.

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DIANA
AGREST

Diana Agrest is an internationally renowned architect known for her pioneering and critical approach to the practice of architecture and urban discourse. She is a founding partner of Agrest and Gandelsonas Architects. Her award winning work ranges from urban projects, housing complexes, and master plans to sculpture parks, civic and residential buildings, single family residences, and interiors.

After graduating from the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Buenos Aires, Agrest completed her postgraduate studies in Paris at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes VI. In 1971, she moved to New York and joined the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, where she served as a Fellow until 1984.

In 1972, Agrest became the first woman architect faculty member at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. She then went on to teach at both Yale and Columbia before becoming a professor at The Cooper Union, where she currently works as a full time professor.

Agrest's longstanding passion for film has played a central role in her career. In 1992, she created and directed Framing the City: Film, Video, Urban Architecture for the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2013, she released her own feature film documentary, The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art.

Agrest’s work and groundbreaking theoretical writings have been hugely influential within the architectural community and have been widely published. Her newest book, released this year, is Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture.

Agrest’s previous books include: Architecture from Without: Theoretical Framings for a Critical Practice, Agrest & Gandelsonas: Works, The Sex of Architecture (ed. Agrest, Conway, Weismann), Places and Memories, and A Romance With the City.


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JORGE
PARDO

Born in Havana, Cuba in 1963, Jorge Pardo studied at the University of Illinois, Chicago and received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Pardo’s artwork explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. Employing a broad palette of vibrant colors, eclectic patterns, and natural and industrial materials, Pardo’s works range from murals and home furnishings to collages and large-scale fabrications. He often transforms familiar objects into artworks with multiple meanings and purposes, such as a set of lamps displayed as both sources of illumination and as freestanding sculptures, or a sailboat exhibited as both a utilitarian, seaworthy vessel and as a striking obelisk. Working on both small and monumental scales, Pardo also treats entire public spaces as vast canvases. Pardo engages viewers with works that produce great visual delight while questioning distinctions between fine art and design.

Pardo has been the recipient of many awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship Award (2010); the Smithsonian American Art Museum Lucelia Artist Award (2001); and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (1995). His work is part of numerous public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Tate Modern, London. His work has also been the subject of solo exhibitions at Victoria Miro, London; Petzel Gallery, New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. New paintings by Pardo were included in the 57th Biennale di Venezia in 2017.

Jorge Pardo currently lives and works in Merida, Mexico.


COMMUNITY TICKETS

Tickets to the 2019 Spring Benefit will be offered to members of the East Harlem community and vendors and partners of
La Marqueta at a discounted rate of $25 per ticket. For more information and to purchase, see here.

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

To support Storefront’s mission and programming, learn more about the Benefit Committee and see levels below or on our event page here.

GENERAL ADMISSION
+ AFTER PARTY

A limited number of general admission and after party tickets are now available. 

Click here to purchase, or contact benefit@storefrontnews.org or 212.431.5795.


2019 SPRING BENEFIT COMMITTEE

COUNCIL

Bluedge
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
HFZ Capital Group
Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
KPF
Pentagram
Witkoff

BENEFACTOR

Tatiana Bilbao 
Columbia GSAPP
Deborah Berke Partners
Front
Grupo Watchale
Peter Guggenheimer
Lauren Kogod and David Smiley
Sara Meltzer
Omnibuild
Reddymade
TEN Arquitectos
Tishman Speyer
Travel Edge
Dasha Zhukova

PATRON

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bromley Caldari Architects
Belmont Freeman Architects
Douglas Elliman
FXCollaborative
Kramer Levin
LTL Architects
Marian Goodman Gallery
Marvel Architects
Nat Oppenheimer and Karen Frome
Rob Rogers and Alissa Bucher
Preeti Sriratana
Weiss/Manfredi

DUAL SPONSOR

Architecture at Large
Arup
Atelier Ten
Rafael de Cárdenas
Jorge Cauz and Ugo Casati
Cities by We
Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley
Dirk Denison and David Salkin
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio
E.J. Farhood
Bernardo Faría and Georgiana Rothier
Studio Gang
Laura González Fierro and Philippe Petalas
Steven Holl Architects
JCJ Architecture
kurimanzutto
Leong Leong
Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg
Han Lo
Victoria Miro
PLASTARC
PROXYCO Gallery
Charles Renfro and Daniel Gortler
Galia Solomonoff
Robert A.M. Stern
Thornton Tomasetti
Tillotson Design Associates
Quentin van Doosselaere & Rise Gerber
WXY Architecture + Urban Design
Fernando Yañez

SPONSOR

1100 Architect
Martín Aguilera
Michael Alper and Helyn Goldenberg
Nicole Berry
Jonah Bokaer
Carlos Brillembourg
Maddy Burke-Vigeland
Laurence Carty
Conversano Associates
Keller Easterling
Ennead
Marilyn + Larry Fields
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
Galeria Vermelho
Barbara and Paul Glimcher
Susan Grant Lewin
Molly Heintz
Caroline Hirsch
Tracey Hummer
Barbara Jakobson
Magnusson Architecture and Planning P.C.
Marpillero Pollak Architects
Mary Margaret Jones, Hargreaves Jones
Sarah Natkins
NOArchitecture
Lorcan O’Herlihy
Avani and Prashant Parikh
William Prince
Nina Rappaport
Pedro Reyes
Paul Richert-Garcia
Mark Robbins
Emily Rauh Pulitzer
SOFTlab
SPAN Architecture
Margaret Sullivan
Clarice Oliveira Tavares
Bernard Tschumi
Leticia Vilalta and José García
Mabel Wilson
Karen Wong


BENEFIT COMMITTEE LEVELS

HOST
$25,000

  • $5000 of each Host ticket will be allocated to vendors at La Marqueta.

  • 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

COUNCIL
$10,000

  • Each Council ticket allows Storefront to provide 5 Community Level tickets for residents of East Harlem

  • 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

BENEFACTOR
$5,000

  • Each Benefactor ticket allows Storefront to provide 2 Community Level tickets for residents of East Harlem

  • 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


PAST BENEFITS

Images, in order: 2018 (LIT.) at the New York Public Library; 2017 (Art-I-Facts) at Federal Hall; 2016 (Beyond Borders) at the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport; 2015 (TRANS) at 432 Park Ave; 2014 (The Edge of Fundamentals) at the Bowery Savings Bank; 2013 (Since Then, From Now) at Beekman Palace; 2012 (Red/Read/Rad) at the Woolworth Building