Over 1,350 people attended this year's Beaux Arts Ball at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City on Sept. 28. Hosted by the Architectural League of New York — and with Archinect/Bustler as one of the media sponsors — the annual evening event brought together the architecture and design community for a centennial celebration of the infamous 1913 "Armory Show" — when European modern art was introduced into the U.S. The sold-out Ball also helps support other Arch. League events.
Architects from SITU Studio transformed the space with white faceted planes while Processional Arts Workshop presented a performance installation with 30 handmade puppets inspired by forms found in the original Armory Show exhibition. Other features included music from composer Nathan Halpern and a DJ set by Jon Santos.
And for this year's Beaux Arts theme, "-ism" — referring to art movements like Cubism, Realism, Futurism, and so on — guests were invited to dress up as their favorite "-ism."
Check out some party photos right below.
Special shoutout to long-time Archinectors John Jourden, Aaron Plewke, and Quilian Riano who attended the Ball!
Here's what Aaron Plewke shared with Bustler on the event:
"The overall environmental effect created for this year's ball was quite successful. The white tarp-like canopies created an intimate space at the center of the dark and voluminous armory hall. The sound installation built from a dream-like drone steadily toward a beat-heavy dance party. Large Mylar puppets marched rhythmically through the space, adding spectacle, and pushing vertically into the dark void above."
Some guests came dapperly dressed as their favorite "ism". Can you guess which ones they are?
All photos courtesy of the Architectural League, taken by Fran Parente.
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