Oscar Murillo hosts ‘fun-raising’ feast in London studio

Oscar Murillo and Elvira Dyangani Ose Courtesy of Louisa Buck

The outer reaches of Tottenham are not the most familiar territory for art worlders. But last Friday a lively posse were lured up to the north of the city by promises of a family-cooked dinner in Oscar Murillos studio to raise funds for The Showroom—a not-for-profit art gallery in Marylebone, London.

The Fun-Raising Feast was hosted jointly by Murillo and his friend and Showroom director Elvira Dyangani Ose and featured a lavish spread of Colombian fare cooked by Murillos aunt Maria-Eugenia in the lofty setting of the artists capacious factory studio. In evidence were many artists from Collective Intimacy—the Showrooms live programme that launched in collaboration with Theaster Gates at the Vinyl Factory this October. These included the musician Peter Adjaye and the artist Phoebe Collings-James who produced a strong DJ set, along with the Hayward Gallery's senior curator Zoe Whitely, the poet Julian Knox and the singer Bumi Thomas.

Also enjoying the abundant home-cooking was Elviras fellow Turner Prize judge, the Gasworks director Alessio Antoniolli and Murillos fellow Turner Prize winner Tai Shani, who all marked the end of a week that had resulted in the most momentous Turner outcomeRead More – Source