FOOD (Gordon Matta-Clark, 1972, 43 min.) is a film documenting the legendary SoHo restaurant and artists' cooperative that opened in 1971. Owned and operated by Caroline Goodden, FOOD was designed and built largely by Matta-Clark, who also organized art events and performances there.
As a social space, meeting ground, and ongoing art project for the emergent artists' community, FOOD was a landmark in the history and mythology of 1970s SoHo. The screening will be introduced by Robert Kushner (manager, FOOD ‘72 – ’74).
Please join us for the live (RE) SALE auction on Saturday, October 11, as part of the closing of Other Options. The auction (with special guest auctioneer) will begin at 5PM, followed by a reception at 6PM.
(RE) is an alternative RED campaign that aims to: raise awareness for AIDS in Africa, encourage conscious consumption, and provide a means of involvement for those unwilling or unable to buy (Product) Red products. (RE) is a project by Phil Orr and Ryan Thompson. The auction will consist of unused red objects gathered over the course of the exhibition. Come give them a new life while raising money and awareness for the cause! Have any red items lying around you're not sure what to do with? Bring them with you and we'll auction them off! All 100 percent of the proceeds are given specifically to support grassroots projects at the community level. For more information: http://www.joinre.com
Other Options, a traveling exhibition and program series that began in October 2007, investigated ways in which artists are dealing with the current climate of support for cultural production. By increasingly incorporating new models of resource allocation, community building, funding structures and forms of exchange as part of their artistic production, these artists are creating new possibilities for the role of contemporary art in an everyday context.
The exhibition in Eyebeam's Commons space included work by Forays, Josh Greene, Material Exchange, Mikey Merrill, Phil Orr/Ryan Thompson, ReTool, Joanna Spitzner, and Geraldine Juárez. Other Options was curated by InCUBATE.