STEP BACK IN TIME
Corner of Prince and Wooster.
FOOD was a conceptual restaurant opened by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1971. At a time when SOHO was just starting to grow as the center of the avant-garde art world, FOOD was a landmark meeting ground for events, food performances and ongoing art projects by downtown artists.
In celebration of the history and legacy of the restaurant FOOD, join us for iftar followed by the film screening of FOOD (1972), details below:
In tribute, a temporary restaurant will take form at A4 Space recreating the restaurant and an original menu from the period 1971 – 1973. Join us for a unique Iftar experience as we go back in time to a legendary period in NYC’s history.
Ticket Price: 175 AED
To RSVP email programs@jpnajarfoundation
Screening at A4 Cinema: Gordon Matta-Clark’s film ‘FOOD’ (1972, 42′) which gives rare insight into a day in the life of the artist-run restaurant from trips to Fulton Fish Market to accordion playing and late night parties.
Screening of film is organized in partnership with Jean-Paul Najjar Foundation and Alserkal Avenue.
Permission given courtesy of The Gordon Matta-Clark Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
The screening is free to the public.
This event is held in conjunction with JPNF’s current exhibition Artist Run New York: the Seventies, on view until June 30th.
e JPNF is an ICOM registered museum of contemporary art that is home to a collection of European and American abstract art from the 1960s through today. It is also the custodian of a remarkable archive tracing forty years of artist-collector exchanges.
The JPNF presents three curated exhibitions a year, and has, since opening in March 2016 welcomed more than 16,000 visitors. The JPNF continues to acquire and commission works and offers an inspiring calendar of educational and public programs. The museum is located in Alserkal Avenue and was designed by Mario Jossa, of Marcel Breuer & Associates.
Alserkal Avenue is the region’s foremost arts and culture neighbourhood located in Al Quoz, Dubai. Since it was established in 2007, Alserkal Avenue has grown to become an essential platform for the development of homegrown artistic and cultural initiatives, supporting a vibrant community of contemporary art galleries and alternative art spaces, together with design, media and industrial studios. In 2015 Alserkal Avenue began introducing its own homegrown programme as an arts organization, dedicated to encouraging new ideas, open dialogue and a more diverse and rich ecosystem for art in the region.