New York events. Tonight Performance and Wine at Storefront for Art and Architecture. January 22, 2013, 7PM
Terroir Mimosas – Geopolitical Cocktails. A reception performance against Hegemony by By Daniel Fernandez Pascual.
Think-Space: The Competitive Hypothesis. An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition.
About the Exhibition
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 (ie. 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.
About the Performance
A series of wines worldwide cannot be called Champagne, even when they follow a champagne recipe. The current hegemony in ideas resulting from the import-export-import-export of standardized models, in wines and architecture production alike, blurs the peculiarities of knowledge. For the opening of The Competitive Hypothesis, guests are invited to taste diverse qualities of sparkling wines from around the globe. From the inexpensive to the exquisite, all bottles will have a uniform label. Throughout the night, a series of drinking games will offer guests the opportunity to participate in the performance and enjoy a drink, whether they “win” through their own skills, knowledge, or bribery.
New York events. Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare Street New York, NY 10012
A really different creative event. Congratulations!