Wednesday, 7 March 2012
The Art of Dining Pop-up 'Vanitas' Banquet & Art Exhibition in Hackney
Regular Popper-uppers The Art of Dining are back with a 5 day pop-up banquet in Hackney. Last month's theme was the seaside; this month it's a collaboration with the Horsebox Gallery around the theme of 16th century still life painting, with the feast taking place in a Tudor house.
"The Art of Dining & The Horsebox Gallery offer you a chance to indulge in a dining and art exhibition on the theme of Vanitas. The exhibition and feast will be hosted in a 16th century Tudor house creating an opulent and thought provoking experience.
Vanitas, a genre of still life painting that originated in the 15th & 16th centuries containing collections of objects, symbolic of the transience of life, the futility of pleasures, and the inevitability of death.
Carefully composed items; skulls, decaying fruit, gold, baubles, literature, instruments, hour glasses all held moral codes, and exhorted the viewer to consider the morality & consequently repent. In a National Trust treasure Sutton House, this pop-up will translate Vanitas into food, art, set design, and offer a chance to relish a five course banquet as our predecessors would have done before us."
When - 27th - 31st March
Where - Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High Street, Hackney E9 6QJ
Note - pre-booking only
Cost - £45 per head - book here
Link - The Art of Dining