November 22, 2002 - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University - Rachid Koraichi at Cornell | Itinerant Gastronomy at Apex
November 22, 2002

Rachid Koraichi at Cornell | Itinerant Gastronomy at Apex

Rachid Koraichi at Cornell | Itinerant Gastronomy at Apex
9 NOVEMBER 2002 – 12 JANUARY 2003

THE HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART

Rachid Koraïchi, One etching from the series Beirut’s Poem

RACHID KORAICHI:

PATH OF ROSES/BEIRUT’S POEM/A NATION IN EXILE

THE HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

ITHACA. NEW YORK

Curated by Salah Hassan

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

RACHID KORAICHI:

PATH OF ROSES/BEIRUT’S POEM/A NATION IN EXILE

Curated by Salah Hassan

This exhibition features two sets of works by the prominent Algerian artist Rachid Koraichi The first set of works by Koraichi, represents his most recent installation entitled The Path of Roses III (Tariq al-ward III) . This trilogy was first exhibited at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 as part of the exhibition Authentic/Ex-Centric , organized by the Forum for African Arts and curated by Salah Hassan and Olu Oguibe. The second set of work pays homage to Mahmoud Darwish, the renowned Palestinian poet, and features a new series of 42 prints based on Darwish’s famous epic Beirut’s Poem , in addition to 42 of Koraichi’s earlier series of prints based on selected poems by Darwish and entitled
A Nation in Exile .

Born in 1947, Koraichi, like many other Algerian artists and intellectuals, now lives and works in Paris, France. His artistic training includes, among studies in various schools, diplomas from the Higher Institute of Fine Art in Algeria, and the Superior National School of Arts, the National School of Decorative Arts, and the School of Urban Studies in Paris. Koraichi has participated in many exhibitions including many international exhibitions including Global Conceptualism at the Queens Museum of Art, New, the prestigious 47th and 49th Venice Biennales, Italy, and the 1997′s Havana Biennale. His work is included in several major private and public collections worldwide.

The exhibition is funded by grants the Middle East Center for Culture and Development (MECCAD) and the Ford Foundation.

for further information please go to:
w ww.museum.cornell.edu/HFJ/currex/exhibits2.html#rachid

www.museum.cornell.edu/

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Itinerant Gastronomy

at Apex

291 Church Street

New York City

212.431.5270 for reservations

I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled, and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.*

Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal

On Saturday, November 23rd a new restaurant will be opened by the proprietor, Mary Ellen Carroll. The restaurant will be open from 10 in the morning until 10 at night. Reservations will be required. There will be six seatings for four individuals every two hours which means that 24 people will be be fed throughout a day. As with the historical precedent, FOODthe artist run restaurant in the seventies, there is a desire not to recreate that place and that time, but to offer an itinerancy of taste, within another context and at another moment. I have brought together a group of cooks who also speak other languages, and these polyglots, always do what they do with a great deal of precision, passion, and pleasure, and since I do believe that the essence of one is also reflected in their work, I am both honored and pleased that they have agreed to provide their taste to the public, at a time when the notion of pleasure is often relegated to a prescribed paid vocation, or sublimated in work, these days, unemployment. But, a life is more complicated, messy, and therefor an interesting thing, and when things are spontaneous and unknown, a certain amount of chaos is created, or will ensue. The cooks will do the creating for you, as a public, and as individuals, which brings me back to the notion of Taste. We knew that the Greeks understood pleasure, and I mention this, not from a position of envy, but from observation, and Aristotle spoke to us about Taste “being able to discern the smallest objects is what makes the acutest senseand showed the most power of discerning figures in general.” There are no rules for the cooks, there is no agenda, accept to create something that exists for a day, and within a day, one must eat, and what and when one chooses to eat, is a rational decision. As Gertrude Stein once lectured to us that, one repeats oneself all of the time, but much in the same way as how a film is made, all of the frames are singular, as will be the experience of the cooks, diners, and observers. I look forward to sharing this day and these people with you, and at a time when we are all too aware of our own barbarism and can stop eating healthy children* .

Sincerely,

Mary Ellen Carroll

Itinerant Gastronomy

at Apex

291 Church Street

New York City

212.431.5270 for reservations

The following is the schedule for Itinerant Gastronomy:

10amNOON

Brunch

JoAnne Hendricks, owner of Cookbooks

NOON2pm

Lunch

Suchitra Reddy

Sridhar Venkatapuram

2 pm until 4 pm

Lunch

Nouvelle Bavarian Cuisine

Barbara Probst

Stefan Schessl

4 pm until 6 pm

Pre-Op Dinner

Dr. Ott

6 pm until 8 pm

Dinner

Forest Food

Margaret Smith

Cara Perlman

8 pm until 10 pm

Dinner

Special Guest

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