“Unclebrother In NYC” Exhibition

The Gallery (at o.d.o.)

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THE GALLERY presents an event, UNCLEBROTHER IN NYC with Rirkrit Tiravanija and friends. UNCLEBROTHER is a gallery space and community kitchen co-founded by Gavin Brown and Rirkrit Tiravanija in upstate New York. Located in an old car dealership, the space hosts exhibitions and weekend communal dinners every summer. This fall, The GALLERY is bringing UNCLEBROTHER’s philosophy of art and passion for the culinary world to NYC.

With the launch slated for an opening on September 30th, Tiravanija and Michelin-starred Chef Hiroki Odo(Ower/Chef of o.d.o and THE GALLERY) will cook together and create a special collaboration menu. Using a specially designed ping pong table that was also exhibited at a Venice event in 2019, they will prepare their dishes to serve for guests their creations. The menu will be available throughout the month of October.

Additionally, THE GALLERY will be exhibiting one-of-a-kind silk screened T-shirts custom designed by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Tomas Vu. They will be using 100 second hand T-shirts that were “rescued” by The OR Foundation. The OR Foundation is a 501(C)(3) public charity in the USA and a registered charity in Ghana that has been operating in both countries since 2009. Working at the intersection of environmental justice, education and fashion development.
The capital of Ghana, Accra is home to one of the largest secondhand clothing markets in the world. 15 million items pass through the market called Kantamanto every week, clothing collected in the name of charity, but sold into Ghana in the name of big business. However, 40% of the clothing that enters Kantamanto Market leaves the Market directly as waste.
That’s roughly 6 million items of clothing every week dumped within an ecosystem that cannot support the cleanup, representing Accra’s largest source of consolidated waste.
The U.S. is one of the top countries to export its secondhand clothing to Ghana, making it one of the biggest contributors to its waste.

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Since the 1990s, Rirkrit Tiravanija (b. 1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina) has aligned his artistic production with an ethic of social engagement, often inviting viewers to inhabit and activate his work.



from September 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021

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