Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Art Takeaway! Oxford Collection

Museum of Contemporary Rubbish participated in The Art Takeaway! at Tsangs Kitchen, Oxford in June 2012.

The Art Takeaway! is an interactive production where audience members choose from a menu of original art. A distinctive selection of art pieces have been created by a wide variety of artists. Each work fits in a takeaway box and audience members who elect to take part in the performance go home with their piece of art at the end of the evening.

Museum of Contemporary Rubbish provided a staff badge, museum gloves and a bin liner and outlined the following pledge: "By ordering this item off the menu the participant becomes a temporary member of Museum staff and pledges to collect rubbish throughout the event." Katrin took up the challenge acquired the Oxford Collection (#0635-0643).


  1. As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along
    with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.

    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent
    in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and
    Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.

    Browsing at the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, ,in the
    big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting
    reproductions can be made and sent to them.

    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes
    and diners that I ate at all over America.

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