On the occasion of the opening of Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles’ new restaurant, Manuela, the Book & Printed Matter Lab is pleased to offer a taste of avant-garde efforts to marry art and food in the 1960s and 1970s. From Pop art to Fluxus, Happenings, and Conceptualism, artists in Europe and the United States transformed otherwise banal, everyday sustenance into images, objects, performances, and communal experiences – which are, by turns, tantalizing and grotesque, self-serious and playful. This presentation, organized by art historian Andrea Gyorody, brings together books, magazines, photographs, ephemera, and facsimiles, illustrating what we might now recognize as the rich pre-history of 1990s relational aesthetics and the countless contemporary projects that feed our gastronomic obsessions.
Join us for a screening of Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘FOOD’ (1972) and Martha Rosler’s ‘A Budding Gourmet’ (1974) with an introduction from art historian Andrea Gyorody. Matta-Clark’s ‘FOOD’ documents a day in the life of the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists’ cooperative, which opened in 1971. Owned…
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