Storefront for Art and Architecture Presents… Critical Halloween: On Banality, on Metaphor
Costumes from Storefront’s 2011 Critical Halloween: On Banality. Clockwise from left: Kyle May and Julia van den Hout as “Scales”; Lisa and Ted Landrum as “Eye of the Beholder”, Bjarke Ingels and Daniel Kidd as “Kong & Empire State”; Charles Renfro as “Greed”. Photos courtesy Brett Beyer.
NEW YORK, NY. Vanquish your devils. Praise your saviors. Unleash your inner critic in sartorial guise: Storefront for Art and Architecture is again hosting CRITICAL HALLOWEEN, a costume architecture party devoted to the most feared ghost of artistic and architectural production. Building upon Banality, last year’s theme, this year the organization invites guests to dress as an omnipresent ghost in the world of art and architecture production: Metaphor. The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at The Autumn Bowl in Greenpoint from 10pm until late.
The event will feature a costume contest judged by a jury of notables in the art and architecture world and will include live music, dancing and audio/visual presentations curated by Nuit Blanche New York. Drinks are provided courtesy of Cruzen Rum, Devil’s Cut, Effen Vodka, Grolsch Beer, Hornitos Tequila and Red Stag Black Cherry. The event is sponsored in part by R.D. Rice.
Storefront has created a tumblr of all things Metaphor to ignite the critical discussion around metaphor and inspire costume ideas: http://
A post-event online costume competition will also be presented in partnership with DOMUS magazine. To view last year’s online competition, visit: http://www.domusweb.it/
Storefront is also hosting a call for gifs that invites the public to submit animations about this year’s Critical Halloween theme: On Banality, On Metaphor. Gifs should be 640 x 640 pixels and no more than 10 seconds long. Select gifs will be presented at the event.
Tickets are $100 and include admission, open bar, costume competition enrollment, and a one-year complimentary membership to Storefront. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.storefrontnews.org or by calling 212.431.5795. All proceeds will support Storefront for Art and Architecture’s exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, conferences and publications.