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Tequila Ocho Tequila Dinner
April 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm$50
ASU Art Museum and Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen invites you to dinner with Tequila Ocho and visiting artist Tania Candiani
Saturday, April 16, 2016 5:30 p.m. Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen, 11107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 85254 United States
CULINARY, TEQUILA, ART & FUN: Join us at our Scottsdale & Shea location on Saturday, April 16th at 5:30 pm, and enjoy a four course Chef Inspired menu complete with tequila pairings with every course! We are very excited for this ASU Art Museum benefit event featuring Thomas Estes of Tequila Ocho and ASU Art Museum International Artists-in-Residence Tania Candiani.
GIVING BACK: We are proud to announce that this event will benefit a great organization, the Arizona State Art Museum. Tickets are $50 a person, $30 of every ticket will be donated.
EVENING ITINERARY: Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 pm with dinner to follow shortly after.
Tomas Estes is one of the most influential people in the Tequila industry outside of the distillers themselves. Estes is one of two Tequila Ambassadors for the Mexican Government worldwide. Just a few of his accolades include being recognized twice by the Mexican national tequila chamber with the title of “Ambassador to Europe for Tequila” and receiving a Life Time Achievement Award from “Theme” Magazine for his work with tequila in the hospitality industry. In 2008 Estes was given the award of “Outstanding Contribution to the Bar and Restaurant Industry” in the United Kingdom and was voted the “6th Most Influential Person in the U.K. Bar Trade” by the readers of “Theme” Magazine.http://ochotequila.com/
The ASU Art Museum features an evening with curator Julio Cesar Morales and visiting artist Tania Candiani.
Working on her current project in residence at the ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program, Tania Candiani is investigating a work that is a hybrid between land art and sound art. In the process she is converting the natural stone of Hole in the Rock, a signature geologic feature in the Papago Park into an enormous speaker and sound amplification feature. Tania Candiani and Julio Ceaser Morales will discuss this current project as well as feature Candiani’s past sound work.
Julio Cesar Morales is an artist, educator and curator at the ASU Art Museum. His curatorial and art work consistently explore issues of labor, memory, surveillance technologies and identity strategies. Writing on Morales’ work has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, Frieze Magazine and Flash Art. He has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program, the Fleishhacker Foundation, the Ed Fund, the Creative Work Fund, the Levis Strauss Foundation and Artadia, among others. http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/
Tania Candiani Mexico City-based artist Tania Candini is interested in experiments with sound, sculpture and computer science. Tania Candiani is among the most highly respected young artists in Mexico. Known for her ability to make art from the trappings of everyday life and to question traditional ways of seeing, she could almost be characterized as an artist-anthropologist. Candiani’s work has been included in scores of group shows around the world, from Mexico City, to Los Angeles, Madrid, and Warsaw, to name but a few sites. The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California; the Ruben Center at the University of El Paso, Texas; Meno Parkas Galerija in Lithuania; Kunsthaus Miami in Florida; and the Abrons Art Center in New York City and is a resent Guggenheim fellowship recipient and represented Mexico in the 2015 Venice Biennale. http://www.taniacandiani.com/