EAT/ING YOUR HEART OUT
CHRISTOPHER CHIAPPA / CHRISTINA CRAWFORD / R. CRUMB / CHERYL DONEGAN / ILANA HARRIS-BABOU / SUZAN PITT / JOSHUA SCHWARTZ / MOLLY SURNO / ALLIE WIST / ELAINE TIN NYO
event collaborators: SCOTT BLUEDORN / RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA / ALMOND ZIGMUND
curated by MOLLY SURNO
September 16 – October 2, 2017
As part of an ongoing collaboration and conversation with artist-run CRUSH CURATORIAL, Eat/ing Your Heart Out is an investigation of how, why, how much, and what drives our impulse to eat. Eating nourishes and depletes; gives and erodes; is both solitary and collective. What happens to our bodies through eating: are we left satisfied? Consumed? Devoured? What happens in moments of scarcity? Of surplus? The very act of eating reveal emotional bonds, power structures and complex relationships to ourselves and other. Eat/ing Your Heart Out poses a series of questions from the future of eating to sexual confusion and longing. Twelve artists navigate the symbolic, gestural, emotional, and political relationship to metabolizing.
On view there will be R. Crumb's original drawings from the cookbook, Eat It, made up of his wife's recipes; Cheryl Donegan's,Craft, where a variety of sculptures are made with the artists’ tongue; the installation, Recipe for Potable Water, by Allie Wist displays a method for desalinating ocean water for drinking in the face of sea level rise; Molly Surno’s vagina cake animates the hyperbolic relationship between sexual desire and eating; Christopher Chiappa’s, Swiss Project, wall pieces are made from deli collected swiss cheese which are then enlarged and turned into water-cut aluminum sculptures; among several others. Throughout the exhibition there will be a series of performative actions and events including dinners, talks, and cooking classes. Information on these events to follow. Event collaborators: Rirkrit Tiravanija, Almond Zigmond, and Scott Bluedorn.
Molly Surno is an artist and curator living in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University and has exhibited at the Getty Museum, Suzanne Geiss, Anat Ebgi, and BAM. She is also the founder and director of Cinema 16, which pairs contemporary musicians with experimental films. Cinema 16 has shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Kitchen, MoMA/PS1, among others.