Raul Ortega Ayala, The Last Supper art opening at David Roberts Art Foundation Monday 6th April

A performance by Raúl Ortega Ayala launching the exhibition At Your Service.
Arrive early for your chance to be one of the 12 dinner guests and join in the meal! Participants will be seated by 6.30pm, the performance will commence at 7pm.

‘Last Supper’ is a performative work by Mexican artist Raúl Ortega Ayala based on the research of food historian Daniel Rogov. Ortega Ayala meticulously recreates the ‘original’ meal served during the Last Supper and its surrounding rituals as allegedly experienced by the Twelve Apostles and Christ.

Following this historical and academic research, which reviews the traditions of Judaism, the cooking utensils and the ingredients available at the time, Ortega Ayala’s performance turns the gallery into an experience of uncanny time travel.

Ortega Ayala himself cooks the Last Supper after mapping where the ingredients could be found in the local area. The artist is not only the investigator of an artistic situation; more importantly he is the food provider for a ritualized reconstruction of a sacred event, which he then turns into a secular, almost mundane service.

This event will take place on the 6th of April and 12 members of the public will be invited to take part in the performance, which will be filmed and documented for the At Your Service exhibition where, the video together with remnants of the meal, will be displayed with the recipes and a map of where the ingredients can be found in London.

The performance launches the exhibition At Your Service.
Produced in collaboration with Rokeby. www.rokebygallery.com

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018

One thought on “Raul Ortega Ayala, The Last Supper art opening at David Roberts Art Foundation Monday 6th April

  1. I am delighted that Senior Ortega Ayala has used my historical research in his creation. If there is a catalogue from the event or any other printed information, I would much appreciate it if you could send it to me either by the above email or to:

    Daniel Rogov
    Rehov Sokolov 44
    Tel Aviv, ISRAEL 62284

    Thank you and best wishes
    Daniel Rogov

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