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Sanatorium: Compatibility Test for Couples

May 30, 2015, 11:00am

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Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Installation view, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Courtesy the artist; LABOR, Mexico City; Lisson Gallery, London; and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo.

Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Installation view, Whitechapel Gallery, London. Courtesy the artist; LABOR, Mexico City; Lisson Gallery, London; and Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo.

sATURDAY, MAY 30

11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Activity lasts approximately 30 minutes. Couples register for 1 ticket per half hour time slot. 

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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.