Soup & Tart: Los Angeles

werkartz | 1200 Wall Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Active Cultures welcomes you to Soup & Tart: Los Angeles—a marathon evening of two-minute performances by fifty artists and delicious food by acclaimed chefs.

Taking inspiration from Soup & Tart, an event devised by Fluxus-affiliated artist Jean Dupuy in 1974, held at New York's revered downtown art space The Kitchen, Active Cultures' Soup & Tart: Los Angeles brings together artists, musicians, and dancers from across the city's cultural landscape, inviting them to use the micro window of time in any way they like: an improvisation, song, action, movement, or text. As the performances roll on, a lineup of exciting chefs serve up their takes on delicious soup and tarts for all—just as bowls of vegetable soup and French apple tarts were served when artists such as Phillip Glass, Yvonne Rainer, Arthur Russell, Laurie Anderson, and Joan Jonas entertained the crowd during the original event.

Organized by interdisciplinary performance curator Sarah Cooper, the lineup includes artists, musicians, and other creative figures from across Los Angeles' cultural landscape. See the full list of participating artists below. Soup & Tart: Los Angeles features dishes by Minh Phan (Porridge + Puffs), Ray Anthony Barrett (Cinqué), Leif Hedendal (Chez Panisse, Noma), Lisa Giffen (Audrey at the Hammer), with bread provided by Bub and Grandma's, and much more.

Just as Dupuy's Soup & Tart took place in a pivotal moment for the artists of its generation, this experiment aims to ask what the models of earlier avant-gardes can reveal in the here and now. Poised to be a night of the unexpected, Soup & Tart: Los Angeles seeks to capture that magical sense of convening that is only possible when aided by delicious food.

NOTE: Soup & Tart: Los Angeles has been postponed until further notice. Please check back for updates and subscribe to our newsletter for real time communications.

Soup & Tart: Los Angeles is made possible in part through the generous support of the Active Cultures Board of Directors and Founders Circle members Mehran and Laila Taslimi. Special thanks to event sponsors Dublab, Bub and Grandma's, and our lead sponsor and venue host, werkartz.

Participating Artists

Ben Babbitt
Julianna Barwick
Scott Benzel
Nora Berman
York Chang
Jeremiah Chiu
Barnett Cohen
Claire Evans
Corey Fogel
Victoria Fu & Matt Rich
Samantha Blake Goodman
Johnathan Hepfer
Celia Hollander
David Horvitz
Otis Houston Jr.
Geneva Jacuzzi
Cole James
SK Kakraba
John Caroll Kirbym
Molly Lewis
Olivia Mole
Dave Muller
Jasmine Nyende
Eamon Ore-Giron
Oliver Payne
Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Paul Pescador
Austyn Rich
Reynaldo Rivera
Adee Roberson
Ana Roxanne
Eddie Ruscha Jr.
Daniel R. Small
Alex Somers
Dean Spunt
Booker Stardum
LeRoy Stevens
JJ Stratford
Gabie Strong
Sun Araw
Clarissa Tossin
Justin Tripp
Lani Trock
Jazmin Urrea
Julia Weist
Jennifer West
Frederick Weston
Allison Wolfe

Participating Chefs

Kwang Uh and Mina Park
Minh Phan
Lisa Giffen
Ray Anthony Barrett
Leif Hedendal
Roxana Jullapat