FREE Tacos and Art on the Highline
While I wish I had time to write something snarky about being high, eating tacos and looking at art, I don’t. So I just have to cut and paste. Sorry I gotta go to work. Please enjoy my cutting and pasting skills:
High Line Art will debut this Thursday with Specials, a collaboration between artists Lisa Sigal and Paul RamÃrez Jonas. For this ongoing, roving art project, the artists have constructed a mobile unit composed of vendor carts and a 10 x 4 foot wall. On one side of the wall, they hang artwork by a wide range of artists; on the flip side, they serve homemade tacos, free of charge.
Each time Specials is presented, the artwork and the type of taco change, in the manner of restaurants’ daily menu specials or art galleries’ changing exhibition schedules. This project deliberately blurs the boundaries between visual art, performance, social gathering space, and festive event. As the artists have stated, “Specials will continue to evolve following a desire to go beyond tired dichotomies of inside/outside, art audience/non art audience, viewer versus participant. It is not This or That; it is This and That.”
Specials will be presented in the 14th Street Passage, just south of the 14th Street stair to the High Line, as follows (subject to change):
Thursday, September 17, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Featuring works by Fiona Tan and Regina Silveira, and a potato and corn croquette with red cabbage and avocado taco.
Thursday, October 1, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Featuring artists who participated in the 1993 Whitney Biennial, including Janine Antoni, Byron Kim, Simon Leung, Glenn Ligon, Suzanne McClelland, Kiki Smith and Fred Wilson, and a squash, mushroom, and homemade hot sauce taco.
photo from the artists