Starting April 27 and stretching through August, Royal/T is hatching a large food-themed show called "The Art of Cooking," curated by Hanne Mugaas, whose own history includes work at The Guggenheim and the founding of Tokyo's Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art, as well as a family of gourmet chefs and restaurant owners. Mugaas is organizing over 60 artists who use food themes in their pieces, with humorous contributions like clothing stitched with bananas and hot dogs, objects crafted from plastic grocery bags, painted chocolate bars, Kenny Scharf's floating donuts paintings, and Scott Reeder's works using real spaghetti, which we're totally guilty of biting in third grade when our teacher had us make macaroni art.
The show will be Royal/T's very last before closing up and invites everyone to come to a premiere on Friday at 8:00 P.M. During the debut, the gallery/cafe/what-the-hell-is-this-place will also bring in fun food-themed extras for the public at 8:00 P.M., with a mini farmers market of plush toys and the appearance of one DJ Burger King, who better wear a paper crown and NOT be this guy.
April 27-August 1 at Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City.