October 20, 2016, 6:00-9:00pm
at Repair The World, Brooklyn
Through a series of participatory Shabbat dinners artist Alexandra Ben-Abba evokes the uncertainty, aggression and helplessness often felt during times of conflict. By serving culturally specific food on hazardous dinnerware she brings the realities of discord to unaffected communities. For the third dinner in her series the artist focuses on the international refugee crises by reflecting upon her own history as a Jewish descendent of displaced people. The meal will consider historical and contemporary displacement through interacting with a new set of dinnerware and recipes sourced from places where Jews have been outcast. The dinner experience will highlight the lack of material comfort that refugees endure. Sculptural installations from the dinner will be on view at Repair The World, Brooklyn, from October 20, 2016.