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Storefront for Art and Architecture released first images of "Beyond Borders" at TWA Flight Center

United States - May 13, 2016 - 17:15   6481 views

On Sunday, May 8th from 6 pm to midnight, Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted its 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders, at TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport. This magnificient evening presented 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 reflects upon a growing collective consciousness about spaces of difference and the desire to transcend them.

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders. Image © Romy Rodiek

''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 invited us to discuss, debate, and question the poetics and politics behind identity and society's lines of division'' said Eva Franch, Executive Director and Chief Curator.

The event presented 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

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders. Image © Romy Rodiek

A specially commissioned photographic edition of TWA Flight Center by Richard Barnes displayed 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 were 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 is 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.

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders, Bjarke Ingels, Karen Wong, Shohei Shigematsu. Image © Madison McGaw BFA.

''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'' added Erica Stoller, 2016 Storefront for Art and Architecture honoree.

With music by Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem, José Parlá and Stefan Ruiz, the event mixed 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, and installations by Plant-In City.

Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders, Andrew Heid and Natasha Jen. Image © Madison McGaw BFA.

''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'' commented Charles Renfro, Board President.

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders, Eric Diefenbach, James Keith Brown, and Eva Franch. Image © Madison McGaw BFA.

Beyond Borders auction works include: Peter Aaron, 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, Doug Johnston, Misha Kahn, Anna Karlin, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, Paul Loebach, Thom Mayne, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Christina McPhee, Mario Milano, 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, Karl Zahn, and Jeff Zimmerman

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders, Eva Franch and Charles Renfro. Image © Noa Griffel BFA

Storefront's 2016 Benefit Committee is comprised of the most celebrated and innovative voices in art, architecture, and design. Committee members include: Arup, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gaggenau, Peter Guggenheimer, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Lauren Kogod and David Smiley, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Protravel International, Robert M. Rubin and Stéphane Samuel, Artur Walther are among Storefront Council Members. 

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit Beyond Borders. Image © Jake Naughton.

Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit Beyond Borders. Siki Ima, Eva Franch, Karen Wong, Charles Renfro, Dominic Leong. Image © Madison McGaw BFA.

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery.

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

TWA Flight Center, 1962. Image © Ezra Stoller/Esto; Yossi Milo Gallery

Top Image: Storefront for Art and Architecture 2016 Spring Benefit, Beyond Borders. Image © Noa Griffel BFA

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