Just Right – A Breakfast Installation

Jennifer Rubell creates participatory artwork that is a hybrid of performance art, installation, and happenings. The pieces are often large in scale and use food and drink.  Past pieces have included a ton of ribs hung from the ceiling, with honey dripping on them; 2,000 hard-boiled eggs and a huge stack of latex gloves nearby to use for picking them up; 1,521 doughnuts hanging on a long wall; and a room built like a cell that was  padded with 1,800 cones of pink cotton candy.

I recently was looking for interesting food and art pieces, and came across an older piece that she did in 2010 for Art Basel.    The piece was installed behind the Rubell Family Collection (which is associated with her family.)  To get to the work, visitors had to slip through a hole in the wall to get into a courtyard.  Here there was a rundown house, with hundreds of bowls, spoons, napkins, and dozens of crockpots of porridge.  Two refrigerators with milk were nearby, and thousands of raisin and sugar packages were neatly arranged on pedestals.

Viewers were welcomed to eat the porridge, with brown sugar, raisins and milk and you can see documentation of this interactive food piece on Rubbell’s website and also in an online video.


Image Sources and Links:

Just Right – Youtube.com


www.vernissage.tv- Video





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