Pop-Up Dinner: Exclusive Art Limits Growth

October 19, 2016
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The Open Source Pop-Up Dinner is a curated event that aims to bring the community together for excellent food, great wine, and discussion about the topic of the evening. The topic of this Pop-Up Dinner will be: Exclusive art limits growth.

The theme of each dinner is taken from the 11 Commandments of the cHURCH OF MONIKA, a set of concepts that Open Source staff, board members and supporters view as important in community and art. Rather than having our commandments set in stone, these can (and have) changed over the years–and are always open to suggestions from our community.

This dinner will be hosted by Lisa Evreinoff Linker and Pim Zeegers, founder of Pim Philip Experiences, which provides custom travel and event experiences in NYC. Special guests Owen Armour and Hubert Dobler will be in attendance.

Owen Armour works at the tense edge of sound and sculpture. He welds these mediums into an indistinguishable third mode. Armour is interested in subtle acoustics changes in space, both real and imaginary. He also experiments with pressure as he uses his body to mold materials like concrete, ceramics and metal. Armour is a Swedish-Australian artist who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Recently he has exhibited internationally at Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen; Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Canada; New Jörg, Vienna; Officin, Copenhagen; ReMap 4, Athens; The Lot, Antechamber, Copenhagen; peinture et sculpture, Copenhagen; and Sejerø Festival, Denmark. His recent residencies include Artspace Sydney, CPH AIR, Copenhagen; and Banff Centre, Canada. His work will be included in the upcoming “Permanent Construction” exhibit at Open Source Gallery.

Abstraction at the intersection of technology and art, Hubert Dobler’s work uses chaos and masculine tools, such as motorcycles, chainsaws and concrete drums, recording the marks these machines generate when allowed to exist outside their traditional use. Roaring, bucking and crashing, his machines highlight the power and energy trapped inside everyday technology. By taking apart and rearranging objects out of context, Dobler examines the emotional and visceral ties that the viewer may experience when machines operate with unrestrained abandon. Dobler has exhibited at BRIC, Sculpture Center, ArtPrize, Front Room Gallery and Open Source Gallery among many others.

What’s for Dinner?
Salmon and avocado terrine
Marinated burrata with prosciutto and fresh figs
Fall salad with quinoa, roasted butternut squash and mushrooms
Mediterranean chicken on a bead of humus
Red berries clafoutis with frozen yoghurt parfait hearts

How much does it cost?
$100 includes a five-course prix fixe meal with wine pairings. All proceeds support free and low-cost programs at Open Source. Reserve your seat here!

Where is it?
The event will be held at Coco-Mat in SoHo, Manhattan. Coco-Mat is a global, award-winning producer and retailer of all-natural bedding and environmentally friendly furniture for adults and children.

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South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required
Anja Matthes: Out-Sight-In In-Sight-Out
Soup Kitchen 2013
Katarina Poliacikova: Until We Remember The Same