Art Flavours: Tastings

This is a free event. Reservations not required.

Gelato flavours for Fusebox have been recreated and re-imagined by Dolce Neve of Austin, Texas from the recipes of Osvaldo Castellari.

Art Flavours involves the creation of new flavors of gelato with flavors inspired by curatorial concepts and terms from contemporary art. This process was documented on video and the completed work will be shown as both video-installation and as a performance intervention as part of the 2014 Fusebox Festival, in which samples of the gelato are given free to the public.

At the heart of the work’s creation were a series of interactions between the artist, a gelato maker (Osvaldo Castellari, based in Mori, near Rovereto) and the Italian critic/curator Roberto Pinto. Through the process of the work Pinto presented a selection of concepts or themes drawn from the discussion of contemporary art (The Body, The Archive, The Spectacle and Memory) to Castellari, who in turn interpreted them, transforming his understanding into corresponding flavours.

Staging an encounter between popular confectionary and art practice, Art Flavours plays with the possibility (and impossibility) of translating the academic/specialised language of the art world into new edibles for the public.

Art Flavours reflects Etchells’ interest in the interface between different discourses and cultural frames (in this case – art, confectionary and commerce) and the potential for communication and miscommunication between them.

Friday April 18 @ 12-6p (on the half hour – last screening at 5.30p)
Sunday April 20 @ 12-5p (on the half hour – last screening at 4.30p)

Thursday April 17 @ 12.30-2p  Umlauf Sculpture Gardens
Friday April 18 @ 12.30-2.30p  Street corner outside of the Jones Center, The Contemporary
Saturday April 19 @ 4-6p          4-6p Republic Square Park
Tuesday April 22 @ 4-6p           Fusebox Office, 2023 E Cesar Chavez

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