Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

MK Guth, Dinner to Tell a Joke, 2019. perfect bound book, 6 silver fall zero absorption porcelain cups with holding chips. book: 13 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches.

Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

MK Guth with porcelain glass, summer 2019.

Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

Performance of Dinner to Tell a Joke, September 2019. Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. Photo by Lauren Shimel.

Performance | MK Guth: Dinner to Tell a Joke

September 16, 2019

"Even the gods love jokes." 

                               -Plato

 

Dinner to Tell a Joke is a performance designed around the need for humor as a form of release, a form of political statement, criticism, to laugh at ourselves, a response to horrific events or to societal change, and to laugh.

 

A host invites six people to a dinner where the food is not complicated and drinks are encouraged. Six red cups are provided that must be used for the drinks that are served.

 

The guests take turns going around the table and sharing jokes. Each person must bring at least one joke, but it is better for the guests to bring more.

 

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