November 14th, (Mon.) 2016, 6:00pm—10:00pm
Bernhardt Design New York | 136 Madison Avenue
2016 marks 12 years of More Art. Yes, it’s true—more than a decade of socially engaged public art! Thanks to your continued support we have fostered countless, inspiring and engaging experiences in public spaces across New York City. In honor of more art + social justice than ever before, we are hosting our biggest benefit yet! Join us on Monday, November 14th at Bernhardt Design | New York.
More Art Honors Artist Hans Haacke +
Food Activist Claus Meyer
Hans Haacke (German-American, b. 1936, Cologne, Germany) is known for work that explores the relationship between social, financial and governmental power, as well as issues of free expression and civic responsibilities in a democratic society. Among his most iconic works, Haacke’s installation at the German pavilion for the 1993 Venice Biennale won the artist the distinguished Golden Lion Award. Titled GERMANIA, the work used the pavilion’s architecture as subject to confront its nation’s difficult political and cultural history. Central to Haacke’s practice is this protean approach to process and materials – driven by his sensitivity to a particular physical and social context. In 2014, Haacke was awarded the prestigious Fourth Plinth commission at London’s Trafalgar Square for his work entitled Gift Horse, a monumental bronze skeleton of a horse. Unveiled in March of 2015, the horse displayed the live ticker of the London Stock Exchange on an electronic LED tape, tied like a bow around the horse’s raised foreleg.
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Claus Meyer has co-founded the Melting Pot Foundation, with the aim of improving the quality of life and provide new opportunities to vulnerable individuals in Denmark as well as in selected projects abroad. He has inspired a generation to rediscover local Nordic produce through his portfolio of businesses, cookbooks, TV shows, lectures and agenda-setting viewpoints. He continuously strives to push his dream of unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures worldwide, exemplified by the co-founding and co-owning of celebrated restaurant Noma, Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as restaurant GUSTU, La Paz (Bolivia). While the former has been rated as the World’s Best Restaurant four times, the latter was in September 2016 voted as the 14th best restaurant in Latin America after merely four years.
In August 2015, he moved to New York City with his family to steer the 2016 opening of the Great Northern Food Hall and the adjacent 100-cover Agern restaurant (reviewed by the New York Times with 3 stars, summer 2016) in the City’s iconic Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. Moreover, Meyer has initiated the non-for-profit culinary project in Brownsville, a vulnerable community in Brooklyn. Here Meyer and his team will establish a culinary education program for local at-risk youth, a restaurant, a bakery and a space serving the local community.
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