Joining the Feast


Feast will be opening in just over one month, and as we draw closer to the day, we'd like to make it known that one of most critical elements of the exhibition is still missing -- you!

Throughout the duration of Feast, we're offering you the chance to take part in performances, happenings -- and yes, meals -- occurring both within the gallery walls and in communities throughout Chicago. Drink beer with friends and special guest bartenders in Tom Marioni's bar; enjoy an intimate dinner with Lee Mingwei inside the artist's own sculptural installation at the Museum; have a spoonful of Serbian slatko before you enter the exhibition, on behalf of Ana Prvacki (and the staff of the Smart); or experience soul food in a whole new way, at one of Theaster Gates's dinners at Dorchester Projects.

Certain events will be limited to participants selected in advance via an online lottery; other events are free and open to the public. To learn more about joining the feast, visit our website at

Top: A soul food dinner at Dorchester Projects. Photo by Sara Pooley.



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This is an informal curatorial research blog for Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art, an exhibition about the meal as a medium for contemporary artists. The exhibition opens at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art in February 2012.