Aesthetic Dining: The Art Restaurant Around the World

The Arts Club welcomes Christina Makris, author of Aesthetic Dining: The Art Restaurant Around the World, the first book to identify and describe a tradition of museum-quality art collections in restaurants starting from the early 20th Century in Zurich’s Kronenhalle.

The book features 24 portraits of restaurants with art collections around the world from Provence to Cairo, Hong Kong, Sydney, LA, New Orleans and more. The works in these restaurants exist outside the white cube space and instead examine what it is like to live with art; to eat and drink with it in an everyday setting. Makris, who makes the case for restaurants as artworks in their own right and important cultural outputs, including The Arts Club’s permanent collection, was joined in conversation by contemporary art specialist and strategist, Martina Batovic.



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