Julia Wetherell: May 2012 Archives

Theaster Gates shows how creating intentional space for community can drive artistic discourse, through the construction, layout, and use of the Dorchester Projects house, home to the Soul Food Pavilion dinners

Michael Rakowitz talks about serving dinner on flatware looted from the palace of Saddam Hussein.  Paper replicas of these plates are being used by the Enemy Kitchen food truck, now serving Iraqi cuisine on the streets of Chicago.  

If you didn't have a chance to try Enemy Kitchen's wares at the Feast opening,  catch the truck in action by following the project on Twitter.  

This past weekend at the Symposium, and throughout the run of Feast, people have been getting a taste of a particular tradition of Serbian hospitality: a spoonful of a sweet strawberry preserve called slatko, as a part of Ana Prvacki's Greeting Committee project.  

Here, Prvacki reveals the family history behind her artistic interest in this practice. 

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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.