In An Interactive Food Performance, It’s OK to Eat the Art.

Not the first question that pops to mind in a museum. Indeed, there seems to be a dearth of consumable art out there these days (unless you count these guys or this). But I digress.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 10 pm, Jennifer Rubell’s Made in Texas exhibit at Dallas Contemporary will be: “…a participatory artwork involving Texas cuisine that is a hybrid of performance art, installation, and happening. Rubell’s large-scale, sensually arresting pieces often employ food and drink as media. Past works have included one ton of ribs with honey dripping on them from the ceiling,; 2,700 hard-boiled eggs with a pile of latex gloves nearby to pick them up; 1,521 doughnuts hanging on a free-standing wall; and a room-sized cell padded with 1,800 cones of pink cotton candy.

Made in Texas will make visible to human labor that is most often hidden inside the kitchens, factories, and warehouses of Texas business. One each of the seven large platforms, a living scene taken directly from a factory, workshop, or enterprise in the Dallas and Fort Worth area—including actual equipment, workers, materials, and ingredients—will be reenacted, from assembling tamales to pressing table linnens. The final product of this labor will be given to participants to eat, use, and consider.”


Tickets are $100 for members or $200 for non-members.
Someone who is not a member can either pay $200 for a nonmember ticket or a total of $160 for a membership and a member ticket. A nonmember couple could either pay $400 for two nonmember tickets or a total of $300 for a couple’s membership and two member tickets.