Dates: December, 2017 – January, 2018
Open Hours: Email to confirm weekend hours.
Opening Reception: First Thursday Art Walk, December 7, 6:00-10:00pm
Closing Reception: First Thursday Art Walk, February 1, 6:00-10:00pm
At Ramon’s Tailor
Alhambra SRO is a multidisciplinary art project by Paz de la Calzada in collaboration with chef Tomas Marconi. The project consists of a site-specific installation and a gastronomical experience drawn from a local immigrant community of the Tenderloin in San Francisco. This project not only playfully engages with the architectural features of Ramon’s Tailor but also comments upon the cultural and social dynamics of this neighborhood.
This Site-Specific installation consists of a geometric pattern found in The Alhambra Palace in Spain, made of hand-cut pieces of recycled carpet from a hotel in the Tenderloin. The pattern will be repeated through the gallery, including floors emphasizing the decorative style of arabic tiles.
Parallel to the artwork, in collaboration with the local muslim community, the artists will create a pastry with influences from Yemeni cuisine and from the arabic-andalusi desserts of Jerez de la Frontera. The food serves as a bridge from xenophobic stereotypes to conviviality.
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