Drinks and Dumplings

90 minute Zoom Artist’s Talk and Cooking Lesson hosted by the VAC Clarington’s “Be My Guest” series on May 16, 2021 The VAC Clairington’s Be My Guest Series is a series of monthly casual conversations that bring together artists, writers, and curators speaking about notions of community, spirituality, and ethics through mediated engagements with food and drink pairings. Before each conversation, participants will receive a menu with instructions to gather affordable ingredients in order to prepare the recipes for each engagement in their homes.  In May 2021, Elaine Tin Nyo hosted a virtual visit to a rustic french cooking school (The…

Hyperallergic.com: A Slice of Pie, a Painting of the Sea

From Hyperallergic Weekend: Thomas Micchelli writes about the seascapes of Pat de Groot, “quiet marvels of paint-as-image, delicately rendered convergences of pigment and texture,” and the food-based projects of conceptual artist Elaine Tin Nyo, “whose practice includes baking one sour cherry pie per day in July, the month the fruit ripens on the tree, until her supply of fresh cherries runs out.” What the two artists share “is a humility in the face of immensity, an infusion of the vicissitudes of daily living into art’s rigorous embrace.” Read more here.

Sour Cherries 2012 available on iBookstore

My first electronic artist book, Sour Cherries 2012, chronicles the 20 sour cherry pies that I baked during the heat wave of 2012. This iBook includes over 250 original photographs,  video and text. (iPad only) Sour Cherry Pie is an annual art project that is part endurance performance, part journal. For nearly a decade, I have made one sour cherry pie a day and shared them with my friends and acquaintances. I send an email report to the pie list each time a pie is consumed. The performance lasts as long as the cherry season, about three weeks. It happens in the most intimate of…

Press for Edible Magritte at MoMA

Here are a few links for the “Edible Magritte” dinners at MoMA on October 29 and November 14, 2013. HYPERALLERGIC: This Is Not a Meal by Thomas Micchelli ARTNEWS: Excuse Me While I Eat the Sky: Magritte for Dinner at MoMA by Frances Vigna WSJ: Dinner in the Clouds “Edible Magritte” Offers Surrealist-Inspired Dishes at the MoMA by Andy Battaglia CONDE NAST TRAVELER: At MoMA, Make Your Own Magritte Masterpiece. Out of Food. by Krisanne Fordham GOTHAMIST: Art Made Edible At Magritte-Inspired Dinner Series At MoMA by Nell Casey BBC World Radio: listen to Matt Wells’ report

The Fourth Leg: a lesson in pig butchery October 30, 3-7 PM

The Fourth Leg a lesson in pig butchery on October 30, 2011, 3–7 pm. Join Elaine Tin Nyo for an afternoon with butcher, Gaetano Arnone. During the course of the performance, artist and butcher will discuss our complex relationship to pigs and pork while he teaches you how to breakdown half a pig. Utilizing the entire animal is just one way we show respect for the life of the animal. Since before the use of fire, butchers and cooks have been allies in this endeavor to feed ourselves mindfully. The performance coincides with the exhibition of The Three Legged Pig,*…