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Sanatorium: Compatibility Test for Couples

May 28, 2015, 6:00pm

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Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Group activity, props, and relational objects. Installation view of Sanatorium, 2013. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Group activity, props, and relational objects. Installation view of Sanatorium, 2013. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Thursday, may 28

6:00-8:00 pm

Couples register for a half-hour session; one ticket per couple.

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Part of the Occupational Therapy exhibition, Sanatorium is a living artwork by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes that explores art and psychology. This transient clinic provides short “therapies,” using a combination of ritual, play, and experimentation, run by volunteer “therapists.” 

In this experiment, each partner in a couple chooses a fruit to represent her/himself. Combining the ingredients, the participants make juice and analyze the flavor. The objective of this therapy is to discover one person’s compatibility with another.