Mar 8, 2013

Fwd: SYNONYM FOR UNTITLED @ Whitney Museum, Friday March 15

From: Andrew Lampert <>


Below is info about a new performance that I'm staging at the Whitney Museum on Friday, March 15th. It goes from 6pm till roughly 9pm and is conveniently being presented on the pay-what-you-wish night. Also, the Jay DeFeo retro there is truly fantastic. To see a picture and read this text again please visit:



Inspired by the museum's offices, storage spaces, gift shop, and restaurant, Untitled, artist Andrew Lampert presents a special opportunity for Museum-goers to patronize the Whitney during an immersive evening of live performance and culinary conception. It will be an earnest attempt to forge a new model for museum-going that, at long last, finally acknowledges the cafe and bookstore as primary components of the audience experience. A dinner-length experiment, SYNONYM FOR UNTITLED is built around a tasting menu specially prepared by Chef Chris Bradley. Lampert created a grocery list/score for Bradley that makes associative pairings between artists in the Whitney's collection and ingredients (Ed Ruscha is butter, Robert Mapplethorpe is a jalapeno pepper). Neither a reality show nor dinner theater, SYNONYM also features contributions from poet Mónica de la Torre, musicians Okkyung Lee and C. Spencer Yeh, and Felix Bernstein. Expect multi-sensory stimulation and simultaneity galore. SYNONYM FOR UNTITLED is not so much a happening as it is an experience.

The show will also serve as the launch for a limited-edition postcard set created by Lampert. Available for purchase in the Whitney Museum shop while supplies last.

Entry to the performance is free with Museum admission. Restaurant seating is first-come, first-served and will begin at 5:45 pm and continue until 8:15 pm. All food and drink are additional costs. Please note: Pay-what-you-wish begins at 6 pm. Join today as a Member! Members enjoy complimentary and express entry to the Museum. 

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