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Table Manners: A Feast of Visual Arts, Theater and Culinary

Exhibition / Israel
March 8, 2018 - July 30, 2018
The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery |  Tel Aviv University
Mordechai Levanon Street (entrance through Entin Square), Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel 

This exhibition is based on the perception that radical avoidance of food on the one hand, and its excessive consumption on the other, are deviations from the middle way; the two meet up where fine taste ends. Abstaining entirely from food as a performative artistic act that has exceeded its own limits is the core of Franz Kafka’s Hunger Artist. The tale’s hero fasts before an audience of spectators for forty days, until the audience grows bored. The artist continues to fast in a circus cage containing only hay. One day an inspector finds the artist dying under the hay, and asks him why he did not eat. 

Grantee: Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Website: https://arts.tau.ac.il/gallery/about/table-manners