Join us for Lemonade Stand with Guest Artist Collective Fallen Fruit.
Join the artist collective Fallen Fruit as they perform Lemonade Stand, a participatory event where lemons are traded for lemonade. Visitors will create self-portraits in marker on lemons and share stories of distinctive emotional experiences. Each guest will be photographed with their lemon by Fallen Fruit, and will receive a cold glass of lemonade*.
Wednesday, October 15th 3-5 PM
Buchwald-Wright Gallery, Gund Gallery
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
*Participation is limited. Only the first 100 visitors in line will receive a lemon.
Fallen Fruit was formed in 2004 when David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young collaborated to map the locations of “public fruit” growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. Burns and Young have continued the project by focusing on fruit as both an artistic medium and subject. Public events and interactions like community jam making, nocturnal fruit forages, and fruit meditations make up the majority of Fallen Fruit’s work. The collective also creates narrative photographsand video that examine the social, economic, and political implications of our relationship with fruit. Fallen Fruit questions the boundaries between public and private, how urban space is occupied and how surplus, especially fruit, is distributed or neglected.
Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art is organized by the Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Smith, former Smart Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Feast is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award. Generous major support has also been provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Chicago Community Trust, Helen Zell, the Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Foundation, the University of Chicago’s Arts Council, and Janis Kanter and Tom McCormick.
The Gund Gallery presentation of Feast is made possible, in part, by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the Gund Gallery Board of Directors.