Eat the Problem with Mona’s Kirsha Kaechele
Join us as we welcome Mona’s Kirsha Kaechele to talk about her new book, Eat the Problem.
Eat the Problem is a deluxe, genre-bending food and art compendium featuring a series of ‘recipes’ using invasive species—both real and surreal. Over 544 decadent pages, it features the contributions of artists whose work is in Mona’s permanent collection, as well as noted chefs, writers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.
Contributors include James Turrell, Marina Abramović, Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz, Germaine Greer, Heston Blumenthal, Mike Parr, Pablo Picasso, Enrique Olvera of Pujol, Laurie Anderson, Tim Minchin and many more.
Along with meditations on eating, destroying, or transforming invasive species into art, Eat the Problem includes recipes for life in the form of poetry, essays, scatological musings and interviews.
There will also be an accompanying Eat the Problem exhibition which opens at Mona on 13 April and runs through until 2 September.
6.30pm arrivals for 7.00pm start.
Kirsha Kaechele is an American artist and curator, interested in the space where complex problems exist. For Kaechele, problems are simply a medium for art. Kaechele’s projects are based at Mona (The Museum of Old and New Art), in Tasmania, and New Orleans.
In addition to art curation, her projects include: Feasts as living art installations—temporal exhibitions in which every element of a feast is sculpture or performance; 24 Carrot Gardens —a project that creates kitchen gardens in disadvantaged areas of Tasmania and New Orleans; Heavy Metal—an art-science project focused on the mercury contamination of Tasmania’s River Derwent; Trascism—Mona’s zero-waste initiative, now implemented across Mona Market and Mona’s festivals and events; Material Institute—a free school in New Orleans pairing neighbourhood talent with high art, music, fashion, science and technology—a kind of Black Mountain College for urban youth.
18:30–20:30 Where: Books Kinokuniya Sydney