Each year, the Storefront for Art and Architecture hosts a Halloween Party in New York called “Critical Halloween.” Themes have ranged from “Corporate Avant-Garde” to “On Banality, On Metaphor,” and the costume contest is the highlight of the night, as party-goers relive the Avant-garde tradition of building fantastic architectural costumes.
This year, the theme as “DEMO-“, giving dressers-up an open field for ideas, including democracy, demolition, demographics, and even Nicholas DE MOnchaux or MaDEMOiselle.
With Halloween receding into the past, it’s time to vote for your favorite costume. Vote here and make sure to cast your vote for AN Senior Editor Matt Shaw, pictured below, and his “you figure it out,” knowledge-DEMOlishing costume non-sequitur “DEMO? I thought you said DEVO!?”
COSTUME COMPETITION PRIZES
This year the DEMO jury announced the awards at midnight. The jury was comprised of: Keller Easterling, Winka Dubbeldam, Andres Jaque, and Beatrice Galilee. The jury awarded seven prizes in the following categories:
Best Overall Costume
“Building Cuts: The Ghost of Matta”
Steven Holl Architects
Best Individual Costume
Evalynn Rosado – Weiss/Manfredi
Best Duo/Couple Costume
“Permitted and Unpermitted”
Adam Frampton and Karolina Czeczek – ONLY IF
Best Group Costume
“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”
Francisco Rocha, Joana Bem-Haja, Joana Torres, and Sandra Shizuka
Special Prize for Best Demolition Costume
“The Fall of the Berlin Wall”
Special Prize for Best Demonstration Costume
Special Prize for Best Democracy Costume
“Democracy, The Puppet of Capital”
Miguel de Guzman and Ines Esnal
Vote for our editor Matt Shaw here.