AMANDA PAIXãO | DATE 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, from 4-6PM, Artbook Editions cordially invites you to join artist Antoni Miralda at the MoMA PS1 Book Space for an afternoon of wine and conversation celebrating the official launch of his new print edition "New World Foods lighting the Old World."
Miralda's print "New World Foods lighting the Old World" pays homage to the creative community that frequented El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant, the now legendary postmodern restaurant that the artist launched in Tribeca with Chef Montse Guillén in 1984. El Internacional combined avant-garde artistry and food, becoming an iconic symbol of New York in the 1980s through its nightly explorations of cross-cultural, trans-disciplinary aesthetics.
“The concept of liberty brochette came first in 1984 when I was working on the idea of how to top the building of El Internacional and since the Lady was haunting behind the monumental scaffolding build for her restoration (Centennial/Celebration), I first though the tourists coming to NYC, will at least see her aggressive crown in our restaurant as a kind giant BBQ sign. So, I build a model of the lighting brochette and we exhibited a long time in the window of El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant. Later, when I got more involved with the Honeymoon Project, the love affair between the Columbus Monument (Barcelona harbor) and Miss Liberty (New York harbor), as symbols of "conquista" and "liberté", I thought the Brochette, should warm up the connections with colonial food journeys... diaspora...” —Antoni Miralda
ANTONI MIRALDA (Barcelona, 1942) is a multidisciplinary artist that has investigated the art of food for more than four decades, using a vibrant and inclusive language, humorous and based on the celebration of the senses. His projects, exhibitions and street events have engaged international art audiences far and wide. From 1984 to 1986, Miralda with chef Montse Guillen created in New York the acclaimed El Internacional Tapas Bar & Restaurant presenting the Video Menu and serving a mixing Mediterranean food with American history. Between 1986 and 1992 Miralda developed the Honeymoon Project, a multi-site, international project about the imaginary wedding of New York's Statue of Liberty with the Columbus Monument in Barcelona. The project was conceived as a series of ceremonial and participatory events working with the symbolic meanings of the two opposite icons for freedom and conquest. In 2000 Miralda and Montse Guillen started the ongoing FoodCultura project, in Miami and Barcelona, including archive, collections, exhibitions and global projects: Grandmother's Recipes, Tastes and Tongues, Power Food, Miami Artist Tables...
"New World Foods Lighting the Old World"
Each copy of an Artbook Edition is inkjet printed on demand in the Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore at the customer's requested size. Miralda will sign prints produced during the November 3rd celebration. The 6th in the Artbook: Unlimted-Limited print series, the edition will remain in production through NYABF 2019, at which point the final edition size will be capped and declared. The previous artists in the print series are Scott McCarney (American, based in Rochester, NY) and Jan Voss (German, living in Amsterdam). Current artist are Mindy Abovitz Monk (American, based in New York, NY) in collaboration with Tom Tom Magazine and Miralda (Spanish, based in Barcelona and Miami, FL). Inquiries are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free shipping within the Continental U.S.
This event is free and open to the public! Pre-prder your copy via email at email@example.com.
ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave.)
Long Island City, NY 11101
Pbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 272 pgs / 470 color / 190 b&w.