Highlights from an 11-course performative dinner at Art Dubai, including the work of 10 artists.
Commissioned by Art Dubai Projects and conceived Aaron Cezar for by Delfina Foundation as part of the latest iteration of our popular Politics of Food series, The Wedding Project combined site-specific commissions and interventions by artists including Sunoj D, Larissa Sansour, Candice Lin, Manal al Dowayan, Taus Makhacheva, Nile Sunset Annex, Hind Mezaina, Fari Bradley, and the Centre for Genomic Gastronomy.
“A Tour-De-Force Of Emotion” – Grace Banks in Forbes.
“The Wedding Project treated guests to an elaborate banquet” – Kate Sutton in Artforum.
“We have been looking at how creativity can be a way of rethinking some of the major problems of the world. Food is, of course, very essential to all of us and at the same time it’s integrated in the art world with drinks at the openings and dinners after gallery viewings.” – Aaron Cezar interviewed on The Wedding Project for My Art Guides.
Review from Stephanie Bailey in Ocula.
Stage 10 – Disorder – at #TheWeddingProject curated by #AaronCezar for @artdubai. @tausmakhacheva’s take on the traditional wedding cake. In keeping with the theme of disorder, the case was not edible while everything else was. Thanks to everyone the culinary team at Madinat Jumeirah for making this one – and the entire meal – a reality!!!
Stage 10 – Enslavement – at #TheWeddingProject looked at power relationships in the art world. Candice Lin’s version of Beggar’s Revenge Chicken was served after being sculpted by students from AUD. The clay wrapped around each chicken was carved to represent those on ArtReview’s Power 100 list. Each was then smashed open and consumed. We made one with our very own Delfina! A post shared by Delfina Foundation (@delfinafdn) on
Stage 3 – Desire- #TheWeddingProject at @artdubai curated by #AaronCezar for @delfinafdn. Our guests were served a vegan version of the world’s most cruelest meat dish – the ortolan – conceptualised by the Center for Genomic Gastronomy. It’s eaten this way to hide one’s shame! A post shared by Delfina Foundation (@delfinafdn) on