Faculty, Marina Zurkow shows
|Join MAM Contemporaries for the inaugural event|
THE CUTE, THE BAD,
AND THE UGLY
A unique participatory food performance with artist Marina Zurkow and exotic food expert Gene Rurka
Thursday, January 12
Inspired by the exhibition Marina Zurkow: Friends, Enemies, and Others, this interactive presentation and discussion comprises a lecture and tour by the artist and a tasting with Gene Rurka, celebrity, exotic chef, hunter, and farmer, known for his appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Animal Planet. In the context of Zurkow’s print series Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species (2011), the evening will focus on how we think about food, animals, nature, and culture. Sample three “invasive species” hors d’oeuvres, The Cute (Rabbit), The Bad (Knotweed), and The Ugly (Boar), along with mint-infused wine. Each guest will receive one-of-a-kind collectors’ cards designed by the artist.
For more information on the event, click here.
Extended through March 18
This is the inaugural exhibition in the Montclair Art Museum’s New Directions series. Curated by Alexandra Schwartz, MAM’s first curator of contemporary art, the exhibition marks the world premiere of Zurkow’s series Friends and Enemies, and includes 16 works on paper and five digital animation videos, two of which are shown on the Museum’s grounds. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Friends and Enemies, comprises a 146-hour-long video, Mesocosm (Northumberland, UK), and related prints, which will be shown together in the Marion Mann Roberts Gallery.
To learn more about the exhibition, view a nine-minute interpretive video, and read the New York Times review, click here.
Image: Marina Zurkow, European Rabbit, from the series Heraldic Crests for Invasive Species, 2011. One from a series of 12 letterpress prints. Drawing assistant: Ellen Anne Burtner. Courtesy the artist .