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Fight the Pasta
by Yaelle Amir

Ten Thousand Meals Than Ever Yet
A performance by Bryan Zanisnik
Thursday, August 6, 6 – 8 PM

P.P.O.W. Gallery
511 West 25th Street, Room 301
New York, NY 10001

This Thursday, August 6th, the artist Bryan Zanisnik will showcase his latest “still performance,” Ten Thousand Meals Than Ever Yet, during the opening of the exhibition Young Curators, New Ideas II at P.P.O.W Gallery.  Continuing the tradition of collaborating with his parents, Zanisnik will lie in a six-foot coffin-shaped table covered in cooked pasta.  While his parents sit immobile in mid-bite on either sides of the table, Zanisnik provides the only movement in this two-hour act, as he tugs at a string that is connected to his father’s pasta dish.  Conceived as both performance and sculptural piece, Zanisnik alludes to the long European tradition of Tableau Vivant that occurred in social gatherings much like this opening.

Image: Bryan Zanisnik, Mom and Dad in Outer Space (2007). Courtesy of the artist. 

Posted by Yaelle Amir on 7/24/09 | tags: performance

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