STRANGERS WITH CANDY
Taking candy from a stranger might be the last thing you would typically do in New York City, but the David Zwirner Gallery unveiled an exhibit last week that is part Willy Wonka, part social experiment. For the show titled “A Mercantile Novel,” Colombia-born artist Oscar Murillo has re-created the candy factory, in which members of his family worked, complete with a staffed production line churning out free Chocmelos® candies. Says the gallery, “Visitors are invited to take candy and share it throughout the city’s five boroughs, whether on foot, by bike, by taxi, by subway, or by bus.” Sweet!
"A Mercantile Novel" by Oscar Murillo