Apr
13
Sat
Tyranny Trail (presented as part of “State of Tyranny” by Theo Deutinger at the Storefront for Art and Architecture) @ Storefront for Art and Architecture
Apr 13 – Apr 26 all-day
Tyranny Trail (presented as part of "State of Tyranny" by Theo Deutinger at the Storefront for Art and Architecture) @ Storefront for Art and Architecture

Presented as part of State of Tyranny by Theo Deutinger
March 29th – May 4th, 2019
97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY

Tyranny Trail Guided Tour Dates:
Saturday, April 13th:
11 am–1 pm
3 pm–5 pm
with Ingrid Burrington

Friday, April 19th
3 pm–5 pm
with John Michael Kilbane

Saturday, April 20th
11 am–1 pm
with John Michael Kilbane

Friday, April 26th
11 am–1 pm
3 pm–5 pm
with Rebecca Manski

All tours are free of charge. Guided tours depart from Storefront for Art and Architecture’s gallery space and end at the 9/11 Memorial. The estimated duration of the tours is two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk in areas with high pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

How do we understand tyranny? Tyranny defines contemporary culture, and though it is often talked about conceptually, its more subtle spatial manifestations have a real impact on our cities and public spaces. Despite a steady rise in street-level activism, hostile and defensive design have gradually and quietly transformed our buildings, parks, and homes into sites of surveillance and societal control.

As part of the exhibition State of Tyranny, Storefront presents the Tyranny Trail, which follows a route through the streets of Lower Manhattan, beginning at Storefront’s gallery space and ending at the 9/11 Memorial. The trail, developed by Theo Deutinger, highlights methods of control such as roadblocks, wedge barriers, and other anti-terror measures. It also highlights smaller-scale “quality of life” interventions that are more inconspicuous in our urban context, such as anti-skateboarding devices, anti-homeless bench design, and anti-graffiti paint.

On four dates in April, guided tours will be led by experts whose work addresses related issues. Guides include: Ingrid Burrington, a researcher and writer who explores the often-overlooked physical landscapes of internet and surveillance infrastructures; John Michael Kilbane, a photographer who has recently documented hostile architecture in New York City; and Rebecca Manski, an independent researcher and educator whose work in the Wall Street area considers issues of displacement, occupation, and decolonization.

For those who cannot attend scheduled tour times, the Tyranny Trail can be walked as a self-guided tour. Detailed maps of the route, available at Storefront’s gallery space, contextualize each stop of the tour, enabling visitors to explore the Tyranny Trail on their own.

Read about the tour guides and learn more at http://storefrontnews.org/programming/tyranny-trail/

Apr
30
Tue
Living Future unConference @ Hyatt Regency Seattle
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
Living Future unConference @ Hyatt Regency Seattle

Join us in Seattle for the leading event in regenerative design! The Living Future unConference is what one 2018 attendee calls “the one industry event I can’t miss every year.” Comprised of workshops, summits, tours, educational sessions, inspiring keynotes, networking opportunities, and more, the unConference offers three full days of inspiration and collaboration. Topics include biophilic design, regenerative building, sustainable products, social equity, climate change solutions, and green energy. 2019 keynotes are Bill McKibben, former Ireland President Mary Robinson, and Mustafa Santiago Ali. Grab your ticket—we’ll see you soon!

May
10
Fri
Brooklyn Designs @ Brooklyn Navy Yard
May 10 @ 11:00 am – May 12 @ 6:00 pm

BROOKLYN DESIGNS is the borough’s premier design event showcasing the highest quality furnishings, lighting and home accessories from Brooklyn-based designers, artisans, manufacturers and design service providers. In addition to a curated exhibition and marketplace, this year’s fair will feature a #MADEINTHEYARD showcase, American Design Club pop-up market, live demos by the Textile Arts Center, tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, talks throughout the weekend and keynote by architect Claire Weisz.

The event will be held from May 10-12, 2019 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue.

Tickets will be $12 for General Admission.
The event is from 11am-8 pm on Friday and 11 am-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Website: http://bklyndesigns.com

May
13
Mon
Life of David Hockney @ Albertine
May 13 @ 7:00 pm

British painter David Hockney is known for openly following his own desires — he was a realist during the heyday of abstract painting and an advocate for gay figures when homosexuality was still a crime in the English courts — and for rigorously exploring the ways art and life feed each other, visually and emotionally. As Deborah Solomon put it: “Forthright joy and forward motion are the dynamos of his art”.

In Life of David Hockney, a compelling hybrid of novel and biography, French novelist Catherine Cusset has drawn a meticulously researched, yet intimate and moving portrait of the most famous living English painter.

On May 13 at 7pm, join Catherine Cusset and author and WNYC author and art critic Deborah Solomon as they discuss Life of David Hockney which offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode.

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

May
16
Thu
ADFF at IC Design Festival by WantedDesign @ Industry City
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ADFF at IC Design Festival by WantedDesign @ Industry City

ADFF, WantedDesign, Industry City and the Consulate General of Denmark present the New York premiere of Boris Bertram’s latest film: The Human Shelter. The film is an epic, poetic journey that explores the concept of “home” and investigates how we, as humans, express ourselves creatively within that sacred space. Before the film, join ADFF Festival Director Kyle Bergman in conversation with the film’s director Boris Bertram and IKEA Sweden’s Creative Leader of Strategy and Design, Nils Larsson.

 

May
20
Mon
The Geopolitics of Contemporary Art @ Albertine
May 20 @ 6:30 pm

Join French gallerist Nathalie Obadia, along with Benjamin Sutton, Lead Editor, Art Market and News, at Artsy, for a discussion in English on Obadia’s newly published book, Géopolitique de l’art contemporain, which analyzes the link between visual arts and geopolitics in today’s world.

The book posits that Le Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Art Basel in Miami, and Jeff Koons’ tulips in Paris are all manifestations of contemporary art as a tool for influence.

Art is not only a marker of power, it argues; it also measures a country’s degree of autonomy, its attractiveness, and its place in the world.

The contemporary art scene is largely dominated by the United States and by the Western world. Since the middle of the 20th century, however, this landscape has gradually begun to open up to new powers with declared global ambitions, most notably China.

Studying the role of the various stakeholders, artists, collectors, and museums, Nathalie Obadia analyses the evolution of the links between visual arts and geopolitics, with a particular focus on questioning the domination of American and Western soft powers.

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

May
21
Tue
CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
May 21 – May 23 all-day
CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

May
22
Wed
Knoll Presents: If you can see it, you can be it @ Knoll Luxe and Knoll Inc | Suite 1523
May 22 @ 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

By embracing diversity and cultivating women-owned businesses, the design industry is creating a new wellspring of inspiration for the next generation of practitioners. Join Metropolis editor in chief Avi Rajagopal for a candid conversation with designers Corey Damen Jenkins, Young Huh, Everick Brown, and Sweeten CEO and founder Jean Brownhill.

Together they will shine the spotlight on the incredible talents that are sometimes overshadowed in a largely Caucasian- and male-dominated business world. In addition to discussing themes of  representation, accountability, and adversity, the group will highlight the importance of design industry role models for up-and-coming designers from diverse backgrounds. If you can see it, you can be it.

The event is open to trade only; registration is required.

Jun
11
Tue
When Machines Do Everything in Smart Cities: 21 Jobs of the Future @ GoToWebinar
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The rise of A.I. in smart cities everywhere will be fundamental to making municipalities work better for us. But even when machines “do everything,” there will still be lots of work – and jobs – for humans to do. Cognizant will share new roles and jobs that will emerge such as IoT-expert Cyber City Analysts, Tidewater Architects, and Vertical Farm Consultants. With the onset of autonomous vehicles, what new roles emerge when drivers really are hands free? Based on new research from Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, this webinar will present actionable advice and guidance on how to navigate the Age of AI, Algorithms and Automation and explore the new jobs of the (not too distant) future that are emerging in smart cities of tomorrow.

Jul
13
Sat
Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party @ Parrish Art Museum
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm

On July 13, the Parrish Art Museum will host its annual Midsummer Party, a festive social gathering of artists, art collectors, curators, philanthropists, and business leaders from the Hamptons, New York City, and beyond. In addition to cocktails, dining, and the Late Night Party, guests will have the opportunity to view the special exhibitions Thomas Joshua Cooper: Refuge; Renate Aller: The Space between Memory and Expectation; Jean-Luc Mylayne: A Matter of Place; as well as the Museum’s current permanent collection installation Every Picture Tells a Story.

This year, the Midsummer Party will honor Louise and Leonard Riggio and artist Maya Lin. Past artist and philanthropist honorees have included Ross Bleckner, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Agnes Gund, Chad Leat, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Inga Maren Otto, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Clifford Ross, Barbara J. Slifka, and Keith Sonnier.

“For decades, the Midsummer Party has been the perfect recipe for bringing together artists and the community to celebrate the special relationship between the Museum and the cultural life of this unique region,” said Parrish Director Terrie Sultan.

“To a great extent the history of the Hamptons was written by the great artists who were inspired by the surrounding environs. As their art and fame flourished, the mission of the Parrish Art Museum morphed over time to reflect the dynamic evolution of their works,” said Honoree Leonard Riggio. “Our profound thanks are owed to the past and present patrons who had the wisdom to underwrite its growth, and to the succession of museum professionals who had the genius to create and expand this priceless landmark.”

CO-CHAIRS:
Deborah F. Bancroft Preston T. Phillips

HOST COMMITTEE: Mary and Howard S. Frank, Laura Lofaro Freeman and James L. Freeman, Chad A. Leat, Denise LeFrak, Christina and Alan MacDonald, Larry Milstein, Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder, Kathy Reilly, Frederic M. Seegal, Marcia Dunn Sobel, and Joey Wölffer.