Tuesday, February 21, 2012

“Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.”

Last week I got the opportunity to visit the Smart Museum of Art over in Hyde Park. The exhibition opening taking place that evening was, “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art.” The show shared work from over thirty artists since the 1930s. The artists shared their experiences of eating and food through a variety of different mediums.
The museum was crowded the whole evening. Outside was an “Enemy Kitchen” food truck serving complimentary Iraqi food. I immediately grabbed some and it was pretty good. (see photo)
I would recommend stopping by to see this exhibition. It certainly brought a different kind of enlightenment to me. Finding unique ways to connect an artist with everyday living can be a challenge. I was happy to be there, and fulfilled when leaving. The exhibition runs until June 10th, you have plenty of time to make it!


Feast includes art, documentary materials, and new public projects by Marina Abramović and Ulay, Sonja Alhäuser, Mary Ellen Carroll, Fallen Fruit, Theaster Gates, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, InCUBATE, The Italian Futurists, Mella Jaarsma, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Lee Mingwei, Laura Letinsky, Tom Marioni, Gordon Matta-Clark, Mildred's Lane, Julio César Morales and Max La Rivière-Hedrick, motiroti, National Bitter Melon Council, Ana Prvacki, Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Michael Rakowitz, Ayman Ramadan, Red76, David Robbins, Allen Ruppersberg, Bonnie Sherk, Barbara T. Smith, Daniel Spoerri, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and others. (smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/)

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