Beyond Borders at TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York

Beyond Borders at TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York
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On Sunday, May 8th from 6 pm to midnight, Storefront for Art and Architecture will host its 2016 Spring Benefit, BEYOND BORDERS, at TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport.

TWA Flight Center in 1962, Ezra Stoller. The first ever full color work of this iconic series will be available at the BEYOND BORDERS auction

TWA Flight Center in 1962, Ezra Stoller. The first ever full color work of this iconic series will be available at the BEYOND BORDERS auction

The evening will present a silent auction of works by internationally renowned artists, architects, and designers, as well as a series of performances, cocktails, and stations with global food experiences. BEYOND BORDERS honors photographer and agency Ezra Stoller / ESTO / Erica Stoller, as well as architect and activist Teddy Cruz, whose work has been investigating the US-Mexico border for decades.

BEYOND BORDERS reflects upon a growing collective consciousness about spaces of difference and the desire to transcend them.

“At Storefront, our programming, including events, exhibitions, publications, competitions, and platforms, produces a space of reflection, and our annual fundraiser is not an exception. BEYOND BORDERS invites us to discuss, debate, and question the poetics and politics behind identity and society’s lines of division.” -Eva Franch, Executive Director and Chief Curator.

The event will present more than fifty works as part of the BEYOND BORDERS auction. Some of those featured include artists such as Shirin Neshat, Enoc Perez, Alfredo Jaar, Keith Sonnier, and James Welling; architects such as Denise Scott Brown, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, David Adjaye, and Álvaro Siza; and designers such as Misha Kahn, Molly Findlay, Lindsey Adelman, and Apparatus.

A specially commissioned photographic edition of TWA Flight Center by Richard Barnes will be available at the auction, as well as the first ever color edition of a photograph from the iconic series of the terminal by Ezra Stoller. Three works will be highlighted in a live auction by auctioneer CK Swett during the event.

Hosted by James Steven and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as Tyler Morse and MCR Development, BEYOND BORDERS will be the last public event to be held at the iconic terminal before its redevelopment. The building, designed by Eero Saarinen, opened to the public in 1962, and has been out of use since 2001.

“There have been many bittersweet moments in considering the TWA building over the years. Now, with preservation in mind and major changes on the way, the early images have an enduring presence and an even stronger impact as we anticipate the future.” -Erica Stoller, 2016 Storefront for Art and Architecture honoree.

With music by José Parlá and Stefan Ruiz, the event will mix musical traditions and styles to go beyond notions of geography and time. A series of events and performances by artists, including a message by Waris Ahluwalia, will take visitors beyond the borders of our current limits of consciousness.

“The TWA building is a symbol of progress — architectural, technological, and cultural. It’s also a reminder of what can be lost — ambition, innovation, and tolerance. BEYOND BORDERS unapologetically address all of the hopes and fears of our contemporary condition. ” -Charles Renfro, Board President.

A limited number of general admission tickets are available to the public. Tickets start at $450 for the main event and $75 for the after party. Please see here for details and to purchase.


Lindsey Adelman, David Adjaye, Apparatus, Alejandro Aravena, Richard Barnes, Sebastiaan Bremer, Bower, Teddy Cruz, David Deutsch, Tara Donovan, Sam Durant, Romain Erkiletlian, Molly Findlay / Mother of Thousands, Fort Standard, Liam Gillick, Terence Gower, Paul Graham, Jamie Gray, Paula Hayes, Tyler Hays for BDDW, Steven Holl, Cody Hoyt, Alfredo Jaar, Ania Jaworska, Misha Kahn, Anna Karlin, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Paul Loebach, Thom Mayne, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Christina McPhee, Rafael Moneo, Antoni Muntadas, Nendo, Shirin, Neshat, Sarah Oppenheimer, José Parlá, Enoc Perez, Denise Scott Brown, Kate Shepherd, Álvaro Siza, Keith Sonnier, Jan Staller, Ian Stell, Ezra Stoller, Do Ho Suh, Stephen Talasnik, Janaina Tschape, Clement Valla, Yvonne Venegas, Lawrence Weiner, James Welling, and Jeff Zimmerman.

BEYOND BORDERS. Sunday, May 8th, 2016. TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport.

6 – 7 pm: Private Auction Preview [For Artists and Members of the Benefit Committee Only].

7 – 9:30 pm: General Admission.

9:30 pm to midnight: Taking OFF After Party.


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