Dinner with the Curators

Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets (include museum admission): $36/adult; $28/MOCA Member

 

**This event is SOLD OUT!**

 

Gather around the dinner table with co-curators Audra Ang, Kian Lam Kho, Andrew Rebatta, and Herb Tam for conversations about Chinese food and identity while enjoying dishes prepared by some of the NYC-based featured chefs of MOCA’s hit exhibit, Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy, closing on September 10. Sample food by Mission Chinese Food, Xi’an Famous Foods, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, and East Wind Snack Shop!

 

About the Curators


AUDRA ANG is the author of To the People, Food is Heaven, a memoir about her seven years as a Beijing-based correspondent for The Associated Press. In between meals of "mouthwatering chicken" and "red cooked pork," Ang covered disasters, disease and dissent while chronicling the breakneck changes convulsing China. She was Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Chinese Studies. Ang, who grew up in Singapore, regularly eats unseemly amounts of food at one sitting.

KIAN LAM KHO is a food writer, consultant, and founder of the Chinese cooking blog Red Cook. Red Cook was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Award in 2011. Kho teaches Chinese cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education, Brooklyn Kitchen, and Haven’s Kitchen. His cookbook, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking is the culmination of years of research on Chinese cooking techniques and their implementing in the home kitchen.

ANDREW REBATTA is the Assistant Curator at MOCA. He has worked on exhibitions at community-based museums in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC. In 2011, he was Curator-in-Residence at the Museo Experimental El Eco in Mexico City, and has most recently organized exhibitions and performances for the New Forms Media Society in Vancouver, BC. 

HERB TAM is the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MOCA. He co-curated Waves of Identity: 35 Years of Archiving, an exhibition that explored the construction of Chinese American identity through MOCA’s archival materials. In 2012, he curated America through a Chinese Lens, which surveyed photographs of America by contemporary artists and non-professional photographers of Chinese descent. Tam was previously the Associate Curator at Exit Art and the Acting Associate Curator at the Queens Museum of Art.