FLUXUS PERFORMANCE FOR GOURMETS BY TAKAKO SAITO. A PRESENT TO REYKJAVIK ART MUSEUM. SATURDAY, 21 MAY AT 5 – 7 PM.
A Fluxus performance takes place at Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, Saturday, March 21 at 5 – 7 pm. The performance is a special gift to the museum from Takako Saito in connection with the exhibition 32 Pieces – The Art of Chess, which is now on show.
The performance deals with wine, food and chess and is divided into two parts:
The wine performance is a chess match where the opponents play with white and red wine in glasses that all look the same. The difference between the chess-pieces is only perceptible from the flavor or the bouquet of the wine, which differs in quality just as the chess-pieces themselves.
The food, or the canapé performance, is also a chess match where the opponents starts to play the game with no pieces on the chessboard. As each player moves he or she must ask a waiter or waitress to pass them the relevant canapé / chesspiece. As the game is played out more and more canapés appear on the board and only when a chesspiece is taken is the capturing player allowed to eat the canapé.
Takako Saito is a Japanese artist, born in Sabae-Shi, Fukui Province in Japan in 1929. Closely associated with Fluxus, the international collective of avant-garde artists that was active primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, she currently lives in Dusseldorf in Germany. She is most famous for her Silent Music piece and for her disrupted Chess sets.
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 22.37.2013