Thursday, September 24, 2009

October 1st 2009 Specials

Specials re-appeared at the High Line on Thursday October 1, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. It featured artists who participated in the 1993 Whitney Biennial: Janine Antoni, Byron Kim, Simon Leung, Glenn Ligon, Suzanne McClelland, Kiki Smith and Fred Wilson, and a cinnamon clove roasted pumpkin with cochojung sauce and a roasted pumpkin seed garnish.
Entr'acte a performance by Simon Leung, took place at 7pm.

1- Suzanne McClelland, Right, oil on canvas, 2009.

2- Glenn Ligon, Silver self-portrait(s), silkscreen, coaldust, acrylic paint, 2007.

3- Kiki Smith, Crown, glass, glitter, wood, 24k gold, sterling silver, wire, glue, 4”x10”x6”, 2008.

4- Byron Kim, Sunday Painting, August 17, 2009.

5- Janine Antoni, Umbilical, sterling silver cast of family silverware and negative impression of artist’s mouth and mother’s hand, 2000.

6- Fred Wilson, The Story of the Globe (1), ink on digital print, unique, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Wildenstein Gallery.

7- Simon Leung, d Entr’acte, 15 minute performance.

Our first 100% vegan taco.

The two sides of the wall.

We thank our volunteers! Aida Sehovic, Ernesto Pujol, Emmett Kim, and... what is your name young man?

460 tacos served.

September 17th 2009 Specials

Specials on the High Line on September 17th featured Downside Up by Fiona Tan and Bigode by Regina Silveira, and a potato and corn croquette with red cabbage and avocado taco. We served 450 tacos and the pieces by Fiona and Regina looked fantastic.

Monday, August 31, 2009

September 16th 2009

Shopping list for Specials on the High Line on September 17th 2009.

8 dozen eggs
150 large potatoes Yukon
Oil 3 cans
Celery 5 heads
Onions 50
Garlic 10 heads
Mayo 2 jars
Chipotle 1 can
Cabbage red 5 heads
Frozen corn 25 bags
450 Flour tortillas

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

July 8th 2009 Specials

On July 8th Specials re-appeared at Cabinet with two Surrogates, by Allan McCollum, and Proposal, a painting by Dave McKenzie. They were shown with a black bean, plantain, homemade kkagtuge (korean pickled) daikon taco.

June 6th 2009 Specials

On June 6th 2009 Specials made its debut with Failure is Impossible, 2009, by Anissa Mack and Untitled (whole pig) by Robert Gober. The work was shown with an avocado, homemade kimchee and lime taco.


Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramirez Jonas have created a collaboration called Specials. Specials serves multiple functions, some formal, some social and some culinary. With each manifestation of this project a new taco is created, and a new show is curated.
Specials will continue to evolve following a desire to go beyond tired dichotomies of inside/outside, art audience/non art audience, viewer versus participant. It is not This or That; it is This and That.