THE ARTIST DINING ROOM
The Artist Dining Room is a supper club at Guest Projects where creative minds can engage with the ideas of a well known artist through food. For each dinner a Guest Chef is invited to create a tailor made menu exploring the fundamental, social and intellectual content of the artist’s work, which is reflected through the courses of the meal. A Guest Host is also invited to lead the evening through discussion and performance surrounding the themes of the dinner. In London's East-end artistic hub Yinka Shonibare MBE's Guest Projects space is located along Regents Canal, providing a great space for creative thinkers to socialise around food.
Dinners are inspired by renowned artists and art movements. Previous dinners have included: William Burroughs, Louise Bourgeois, David Lynch, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Sophie Calle, Kara Walker, Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman and Nan Goldin for International Women's Day March 2017, Derek Jarman, Leonora Carrington, and the Futurist Supper.
Proceeds from tickets sales go towards running the Guest Projects programme.
The Artist Dining Room: Tar Beach, Faith Ringgold, Friday 18th October 2019
Host: Dorian Bergen
Chef: Karl Gritton
Artists and performance collaborator: Ibrahim Cissé and Iman Gaye
Image: Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach 2" Quilt, 1990
The Artist Dining Room: Radical Abstraction, Hilma af Klint, Friday 10th May 2019
Guest Host & Chef: Inês Neto dos Santos
Guest Collaborator: Tomas Jefanovas
Image: Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907.
The Artist Dining Room: The Futurist Supper, Friday 18th January 2018
Guest Collaborator: The Gramounce
Guest Chef: Jake Norman
The Artist Dining Room: Leonora Carrington, Friday 19th January 2018.
Guest Host: Marina Warner
Guest Chef: Shay Ola
Image: Leonora Carrington, AB E0 QU0D, 1956
The Artist Dining Room: Derek Jarman, Friday 8th September 2017.
Guest Chef: Blanch and Shock
Guest Host: Philipp Fürnkäs
Photograph of Derek Jarman. Image Courtesy of Keith Collins.
The Artist Dining Room: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Thursday 1st June
Guest Chef: Rachel Karasik
Guest Host: Laura Yuile
The Artist Dining Room: International Women's Day Celebration, Wednesday 8th March
Guest Chef: Olivia Bennett
Guest Host: Diana Chire
Chef: AVM Curiosities
Host: Bridget Minamore
Photograph: Copyright Chuck Close Daguerreotype Portrait of Kara Walker