Saturday, October 26, 1996

500 Oysters
Joanne Hendricks’ Cookbooks
New York, New York

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Oysters have a way of dividing people. In 1996, Mary Ellen Carroll's fishmonger contacted her about a customer who cancelled an order of 500 oysters. Food and art collided at this moment and the conflation was not that food is art or art is food, but that context and intention determine the value of both. MORE

Saturday, November 23, 2002

A Modest Proposal
Apex Art
New York, New York

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A restaurant that was open for one day on Saturday, November 23, 2002 from 10 am until 10 pm at Apex Art when an exhibition was cancelled at the last minute. MORE

November 6, 2003

The Highline
New York, New York

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In 2003 the Highline was still an abandoned elevated railroad track that no longer brought livestock into the meatpacking district in Manhattan. The cargo of the final shipment contained turkeys. MORE

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Goethals Bridge
New York and New Jersey

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Built in 1928, the Goethals Bridge connects Staten Island to New Jersey. MORE

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The ICA
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

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In 2005, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston was about to have a new building on its Back Bay. MORE

Sunday, November 20, 2005

China Town (Sine Qua Non)

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Olivia Shao and Jay Sanders have a very unique space called Doyers in lower Manhattan. Their place is a small room in a sub-basement in a building on Doyers Street in Chinatown. MORE

January 23, 2012

Open Outcry
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group

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When a piece appeared in the NY Times about Itinerant Gastronomy, Mayor Richard Daley clipped the article and contacted Carroll about hosting a meal in the Windy City. With the commission as a part of the exhibition Feast, the opportunity organically presented itself. MORE

September 25, 2012

What Is Korean?
No. 18, Jwacheon Building 1, Dong-gu District
Busan, South Korea

Bun Sun Signin Guestbook

Eighty year old, Lee Bun Sun had a restaurant in the area of Jwacheon, Dong-gu District, Busan, South Korea that she ran for over 30 years following the Korean War. MORE

October 27, 2013

Ground Control
Pennzoil Plaza
Houston, Texas

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Free enterprise is the given reason there is no formal land use policy or simply put, no zoning in the city of Houston. Things end up being where they need to be. MORE