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The Blind Pig presents: Caernival featuring artist Kevin Watson, Chefs Nate...
Sat, March 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
The Concept: This is a visual and culinary art collaborative event which aims to build a constructed imaginary world called the Caernival that examines and subverts Western ideals and cultural values. In the tradition of the festive reversal ritual of Caernival, this world uses oppositional discourse to critically examine cultural norms as choices instead of hegemonic standards that are never refuted. It asks the viewer to consider the opposite of what is generally considered normal and ideal, to evaluate their own conceptions of what is “right” and what is “wrong”.
Western conceptions of aesthetic beauty, consumerism, sexuality, individualism, and spirituality are critiqued through the use of Mikhail Bakhtin’s carnivalesque theory (a cluster of ideas that essentially describe “a world upside down,” wherein ideologies and truths are contested, the sacred and profane are mingled, and authority is subverted through humor and chaos), themes of madness, and the grotesque inspired by the work of Asheville artist Kevin Watson. See more at kevincwatson.com.
The Chefs: Nate Allen of Knife & Fork, Spoon Bar and Heart & Snake Biscuits, Matt Dawes of Bull & Beggar and Mike Moore of the Blind Pig Supper Club.
The Event: Art showing, theatrics and six courses of creative cuisine. Gratuity is not included. This event in not BYO. A special beverage package is available by Soverign Remedies. The beverage package is licensed by Sovereign Remedies and sold seperately to include (4) glasses of wine and (1) cocktail or (5) glasses of wine. Location and menu are undisclosed.
The Cause: Proceeds benefit Bounty & Soul, Manna Foodbank and the Rally Around the Family Campaign.
Contact: For specialty diets, allergen information or more information about this event you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.