Tuesday, August 18, 2009


S1F Gallery had a big summer group show last weekend (that I had some artwork in). Perhaps to keep the artists and collectors from getting too tipsy on wine, the opening included a performance event by Austrian artist Rainer Prohaska, who cooked traditional Austrian Tafelspitz in a very untraditional makeshift kitchen at the entrance to the gallery. Prohaska uses food as paint in the canvases he showed next to the cooking space. He's here in LA as an artist-in-residence with the MAK center, which owns the Rudolf Schindler designed Mackey apartments, where he will be doing a final cooking performance on August 20th. Additionally there will be a reception at the Schindler house on September 3rd. Go to his website (link in headline above) to RSVP to attend the limited space dinner event or just show up at the reception for Rainer and other MAK artists-in-residence at the Schindler House

835 N Kings Rd
West Hollywood, CA 90069-5409
Exhibition September 3 – 5
Opening reception September 3, 7 p.m. (no reservations needed)
Whether you think cooking is a fine, or just an applied art, you will probably love the Tafelspitz. Boiled beef with carrots and potatoes may sound mundane but it was delicious. Can't get to the art happening? Here's a meat and potatoes recipe for you.

1 comment:

  1. Update: Went to the performance last night which was fascinating and delicious, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the artist uses Fissler knives (which unfortunately aren't currently available in the U.S.)