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

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