Basilica Chymica: Exhibition + Feast
CULINARY PREVIEW (ticketed)
Friday, October 3rd
6:30-10pm, Dinner from 7-9pm
2433 S Oakley Ave, Chicago IL 60608
Hoofprint Workshop is pleased to present Basilica Chymica, a collaboration between six visual artists and six chefs, working in pairs to create a synesthetic experience based on the ancient discipline of alchemy. Artists will show sketches and state proofs alongside the finished editions to reveal secret transformations. Curated by Raeleen Kao.
The Basilica Chymica is a text on alchemy written in 1609 by Oswald Crollius, a German Paracelsian physician during the scientific renaissance. The Renaissance was marked by advances in engineering, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, and art, and concurred with the invention of widespread printing which allowed for the dissemination of new ideas.
With the rising popularity of chemistry came natural developments in the food. Alchemists strongly believed in archetypal properties of substances. All plants, spices, meat, and animal by-products had their own meanings and qualities. Alchemists were particularly interested in processes such as distilling, fermentation, and preservation, but the transformative properties of food have always been strong from ingredients, preparation, processing, and plating.
SANYA GLISIC www.SanyaGlisic.com
VESNA JOVANOVIC www.vesnaonline.com
KELLY RIKER www.facebook.com/pages/Kelly-Riker/283244185112284
DAMARAK THE DESTROYER www.damarakthedestroyer.com
RAELEEN KAO www.FrozenCharlottePress.com
& VANESSA DELLAMORTE
DIETRICH MATTSON-MCGAFFEY, Edible Alchemy www.ediblealchemyfoods.com
DEAN WILLIAMS, underground dining
SULEY DIMAS, Soho House Chicago http://www.sohohousechicago.com/
HILLARY GROSSMAN, Avec http://avecrestaurant.com/
GRIFFIN BENKO, The Terrace at Trump Tower http://www.trumphotelcollection.com/chicago/rooftop-restaurants-chicago.php
SOBREMESA SUPPER CLUB http://www.sobremesachicago.com/
Cocktails by MIKE ZELL, Little Goat www.littlegoatchicago.com/
Organic, Cold-pressed juice by Owen + Alchemy
With organic spirits provided by KOVAL Distillery www.koval-distillery.com/
Friday, October Third: CULINARY PREVIEW
This event features six courses of small plates and six mini-cocktails, each inspired by a new print-based work. Plus--performance plating, cocktail pairings & live acoustic set by Mawrcrest! http://www.mawrcrest.com/ Additional hand-printed ephemera.
Fewer than 40 tickets are still available.
Proceeds of this event will fund the Edition residency, an extension of Hoofprint's Collaborative Publishing Project.
NEW: We are now offering single tickets! $135
1 handmade lithographic ticket by Raeleen Kao, dinner for 1 (six small plates and six mini cocktails), 1 hand-printed punchcard, and one catalogue documenting the art and food with high-quality digital reproductions and interviews. Additional hand-printed ephemera.
VIP Package (for two) $250
2 handmade lithographic tickets by Raeleen Kao, Dinner for two (six small plates and six mini cocktails for each guest), 2 hand-printed punchcards, and two catelogues documenting the art and food with high-quality digital reproductions and interviews. Additional hand-printed ephemera.
Collector's Package (for two) $800
Includes everything in the VIP Package, plus one portfolio of 6 original works by Sanya Glisic, Vesna Jovanovic, Kelly Riker, Damara Kaminecki, Raeleen Kao, & Vanessa DellaMorte in a hand-crafted wooden box.
******VIP and Collector's ticket holders are also invited to attend an exclusive Basilica Chymica tasting at
Logan Square's soon-to-open modern juice apothecary, Owen + Alchemy.
Tuesday, September 30th, from 7-9pm
2355 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL
About Hoofprint: We strive to edition innovative print-based work that represents a collaboration between the artist and a team of skilled printers. By subsidizing printing costs for these projects, we encourage artists to make ambitious works that expand their studio practice, re-contextualizing existing themes. We hope to share our discoveries: the creation of multiples gives more viewers the opportunity to experience and own original art. Previous artists include Eric Garcia, John Himmelfarb, Victoria Martinez, Sandra Perlow, Gabriel Villa, & Polly Yates.
Hoofprint Workshop (View)
2433 S. Oakley Ave
Chicago , IL 60608
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Dog Friendly: No|