Art and Architecture NYC. 7 Untapped Projects at Storefront for Art and Architecture. 7 Untapped Projects.
As part of the 2013 Ideas City Festival: Untapped Capital Storefront for Art and Architecture Presents 7 Untapped Projects:
1 exhibition: No Shame: Storefront for Sale
2 events: On Nothingness / On Somethingness
1 action: Capital City
1 project: Storefront Starter
1 online exhibition: 2011-2013 StreetFest tenting competition entries
1 performance: Speechbuster Procession
Storefront for Art and Architecture will present seven projects as part of the 2013 Ideas City Festival: Untapped Capital from May 1-4, 2013 including No Shame: Storefront for Sale, an exhibition performance that reflects on the funding forces behind public spaces and cultural institutions on the occasion of the temporary “sale” of Storefront for Art and Architecture; On Nothingness, which will include a series of performances dealing with noise, confusion and illegibility in Storefront’s Spacebuster designed by Raumlabor; On Somethingness, a conversation series that brings people together around subjects on the “Untapped Capital” that surrounds us; Capital City a participatory project that asks citizens to reflect on the value of things around us; Storefront Starter, a platform that supports ambition design projects through fiscal sponsorship; 2011-2013 StreetFest, an online exhibition of the 2011-2013 StreetFest competition entries; and Speechbuster Procession, a public performance that takes the newly commissioned Speechbuster through the streets of Manhattan.
April 30 – June 6, 2013: No Shame: Storefront for Sale
Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street
An exhibition examining how museums and cultural institutions, fueled through private funding, have adopted a system and tradition of celebrating donors to the extent that every single public space (physical or digital; temporary or permanent) can eventually be named. No Shame: Storefront for Sale is an exhibition at Storefront opening Tuesday, April 30th that guides visitors through a critical history of funding for cultural production, and imagines a scenario of total commodification, where every corner of Storefront — from office chairs to the Director’s title to the air between its panels to the noise of a 5pm Friday traffic jam — is for Sale. Artists include: Cyril Duval, Fake Industries (Urtzi Grau+Cristina Goberna), Jesse Helbo, Christine Hill, Interboro, Playlab+Family, Softlab+Natasha Jen, and Luis Urculo, among others. #noshame @storefrontnyc
May 4, 2013, 11am-6pm: On Nothingness/Spacebuster
Street Fest – Sara D. Roosevelt Park, at Houston and Chrystie
A performance that allows noise, confusion and illegibility to be something where there is nothing. The program will include a series of rotating site-specific installations and performances on the concept of “Nothingness” inside the Spacebuster, a mobile, inflatable structure and expandable pavilion. Participating artists include Itziar Barrio, Narcissister, David Rife, Jon Santos, and Zefrey Throwell, among others. @ideascity #ideascity #nothingness #spacebuster
May 4, 2013, 11am-6pm: On Somethingness/Speechbuster
Street Fest – Sara D. Roosevelt Park
A series of talks and conversations presented by a diverse group of individuals (architects, artists, engineers, environmentalists, urban agriculturalists, researchers, among others) on familiar subjects and ideas to uncover radical new ways to understand and construct public life. The program will present innovative ideas on “somethingness” about how to render anew the world that surrounds us. Events will take place around the Speechbuster, a performative table the exact size of Storefront, designed in a collaborative project by architect Jimenez Lai and artist Grayson Cox, which will make its world premiere at the Ideas City Festival. @ideascity #ideascity #somethingness #speechbuster
May 1-4, 2013, 11am-6pm: 2011-2013 StreetFest Competition
An online exhibition of all past submissions to StreetFest, a biennial international competition started in 2011 for the design, management, and construction of temporary outdoor spaces that produce new ways for collective gathering and city engagement. The online exhibition, presented on Storefront’s website at www.storefrontnews.org and Facebook page facebook.com/storefront, will allow visitors the opportunity to search, comment and share their favorite designs. StreetFest goers can vote for their favorite design for a “StreetGoers Choice” award by “liking” their favorite designs. #streetfest
May 4, 2013, 11am-12pm: Capital City
New York City
An urban project that asks citizens to post price tags – from “one million-dollars” to “free” around the city on buildings, street furniture, tiles, facades, trees, bike racks, benches and other urban spaces in an effort to unveil the hidden value of what surrounds citizens by examining each fragment of the city. Tags will be available for pick up at Storefront and at Storefront Ideas City Festival locations in Sara D. Roosevelt Park @ideascity #ideascity #capital city
Ongoing: Storefront Starter
A project to support innovative design projects in art and architecture. Storefront Starter is a digital platform of exposure for innovative art and architecture projects that aim to radically transform the built environment. The platform allows visionary individuals or groups to financially support innovative ideas, while providing fiscal sponsorship for artists, architects, and collaboratives. Information will be available at Storefront Ideas City Festival locations in Sara D. Roosevelt Park and submissions will be taken online at www.storefrontnews.org. Current Storefront Starter projects include +Pool (StreetFest tent #33) #storefrontstarter @storefrontnyc @pluspoolny
May 4, 2013, 6pm-6:30pm: Speechbuster Procession
Sara D. Roosevelt Park to Storefront for Art and Architecture
A performance and procession of individuals that brings the newly commissioned Speechbuster from Sara D. Roosevelt Park back to Storefront. The procession will engage citizens of the new city – as little urban ants – and bring the Speechbuster from its reveal to its urban home, Storefront for Art and Architecture. #sbprocession @storefrontnyc
About Ideas City
The Ideas City Festival was founded in 2011 as a biennial festival created to explore the future city and to effect change by the New Museum with the support of downtown arts organizations The Architectural League, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Poetry Bowery Club, the Drawing Center and NYU Wagner. The 2013 iteration of IDEAS CITY will take place in downtown New York from May 1-4, 2013. The theme for IDEAS CITY 2013 is Untapped Capital. Rather than focusing on deficits, IDEAS CITY 2013 will encourage intensive examination of surplus resources that may be under-recognized or underutilized: Untapped Capital. There are many ways of thinking about what might define “untapped capital,” ranging from people and raw materials, to ideas, networks, varied resources, and modes of communication. The topic of Untapped Capital provides a touchstone for alternative thinking about new methodologies, new solutions, and new goals.
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.
The Speechbuster is made possible by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artistic Innovation and Collaboration Program, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.
The Spacebuster was commissioned in 2009 by Storefront and designed by Raumlabor.
More information at www.storefrontnews.org
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