CALL FOR PROPOSALS, SUBMISSIONS, PARTICIPATION
THE DINING ROOM PROJECT: Intersections of Food, Art, and the Rituals of Eating (opening March 20 through May 15, 2011 at the Epsten Gallery / 5500 W 123rd Street, OPKS) is a collaborative project initiated by the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art (KCJMCA) for its Museum Without Walls program and in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. The purpose of the project is to provide a series of meaningful forums in which to consider our multifaceted relationship with food. As a component of this project, Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project will host THE DINING ROOM PROJECT (A POTLUCK SMÖRGÅSBORD), (opening March 18 through May 7, 2011 at the Paragraph Gallery / 23 E 12th Street, KCMO) a seven week research- and event-based project to include a series of gatherings, talks, discussions, screenings, meals, interactions, happenings, and more.
Among many “ingredients,” both the exhibition at Paragraph, curated/facilitated by Charlotte Street Associate Director Kate Hackman, and the exhibition at KCJMCA’s Epsten Gallery curated by KCJMCA’s curator Marcus Cain, will center around 16-foot dining room tables, designed and created by artist Peter Warren. At and around these tables a series of participant-driven activities, events, and meals will unfold, along with four thematically focused dinners (two at each site). THE DINING ROOM PROJECT will also include the publication of a cookbook/catalogue featuring recipes and artwork by area artists, and documentation of the project as a whole. Additional project components include off-site tours and special events.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011 at 5PM