AO&’s first New York City Residency was held in tandem with John Gerrard and supported by Simon Preston Gallery.
Over a ten-day process AO& undertook several spatial interventions in a derelict storefront next to Simon Preston Gallery, located at 301 Broome Street, NY NY 10002. A succession of rooms provided shelter, comfort and confidentiality for an informal dialogue. AO& guarded the spatial integrity of these sites for 24 hours each day and provided their widely renown AO& cuisine, ranging from daytime aliments to multicoursed dinners limited to 20 participants each.
AO& brought salt from Altaussee and the much acclaimed “Moric” wine. All other ingredients were of disclosed origin and gathered from suppliers in and around New York City.
AO& — an Austrian collective based out of Vienna — has been in long-term collaboration with artist John Gerrard whose own studio doubles as a site where the collective holds seasonal food and discourse based residencies several times annually.