Inspired by the Whitney’s offices, storage spaces, shop, and its restaurant, , artist Andrew Lampert presents an immersive evening of live performance and culinary invention. In Lampert’s words, the evening will be an earnest attempt to forge a new model for museum-going that, at long last, acknowledges the café and bookstore as primary components of an audience’s experience. A dinner-length experiment, SYNONYM FOR UNTITLED is built around a tasting menu specially prepared by Chef Chris Bradley. Lampert created a grocery list/score for Bradley that makes associative pairings between artists in the Whitney’s collection and ingredients (Ed Ruscha is butter, Robert Mapplethorpe a jalapeno pepper). Neither a reality show nor dinner theater, the event features contributions from poet Mónica de la Torre, cellist Okkyung Lee, and violinist C. Spencer Yeh. Expect multi-sensory stimulation and simultaneity galore.
Entry to the performance is free with Museum admission. Restaurant seating is first-come, first-served, and will begin at 5:45 pm and continue until 8:15 pm. All food and drink are additional costs.
Please note: Pay-what-you-wish begins at 6 pm on Fridays.
Members enjoy complimentary and express access to the Museum.