Visitors to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Connoisseur Lounge are in for a 21c-style treat. As sponsors of the 2012 Connoisseur Lounge, 21c invites visitors to encounter visions of nature in the 21stcentury, where the virtual and the organic co-exist in our exhibition of selected works from the 21c Museum Collection.
Our pop-up exhibition features works by artists Ellen Kooi, Matt Collishaw E.V. Day and Rob De Mar who all seamlessly explore the blurred lines between organic and manufactured nature. We invite you to get cozy in oversized Fatboy® beanbags while watching Jennifer Steinkamp’s dancing digital tree, which envelops viewers in a site-specific projection of a tree, cycling endlessly through the seasons. The AstroTurf carpet and collection of Pink Snails by international artist collective Cracking Art Group will further suggest that you have stepped into a portal to a world beyond.
21c chefs Michael Paley (of Proof on Main and Garage Bar) and Matthew McClure (of 21c Bentonville, opening early 2013) will be serving up what they do best: seasonally inspired food with references to the culinary traditions the American South. Their event and tasting tent menus pay homage to the local farmers, artisanal producers and sustainable agriculture that are at the heart of the 21c food and beverage program.
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