New York exhibits. Think-Space at Storefront for Art and Architecture Presents. The Competitive Hypothesis. An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition.
Exhibition Opening: January 22, 2013, 7 PM. Exhibition: January 22 – February 15, 2013
New York exhibits, NY. On January 22, 2013, Storefront for Art and Architecture will open The Competitive Hypothesis, an exhibition examining the politics behind the architectural competition. The exhibition, presented in partnership with Think-Space (www.think-space.org), questions the current state, purpose and value of architecture competitions.
Through four curated spaces within the gallery, The Competitive Hypothesis, will present major architectural competitions produced within the past few years, objects from competitions used to gain competitive advantages, dioramas of image fragments sourced from a selection of recent urban design renderings, and short texts and self portraits of some of the unknown minds of significant competition winners -interns-. The Competitive Hypothesis will highlight the double meanings inherent in the ‘competition’: on one hand referring to the competition as a procurement mechanism for projects, on the other referring to an ethos or disposition that permeates work practice. This exhibition turns to both of these possibilities in order to continue an investigation into architecture’s present condition.
An opening reception will take place on January 22, 2012 at 7pm.
Curated by Adrian Lahoud
Ana Dana Beros, Kata Gaspar, Carmelo
Rodriguez Cedillo, Daniel Fernandez Pascual, Ross Exo Adams, Ivonne Santoyo Orozco,
Exhibition Design by Amanda Clarke and Adrian Lahoud
Graphic Design by Rafaela Drazic
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. Our program of exhibitions, artists talks, film screenings, conferences and publications is intended to generate dialogue and collaboration across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public forum for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture with the intent of increasing awareness of and interest in contemporary design.