A Glimpse of Kreëmart’s Dessert-Art Spectacular at ArtRio 2012 (NSFW)

Stephan Doitschinoff, Kenny Scharf, sweets

kreemart A Glimpse of Kreëmarts Dessert Art Spectacular at ArtRio 2012 (NSFW)

A still of Doitschinoff’s dessert piece. (Courtesy the artist and Doitschinoff)

Back in July, when my profile of New York art advisor Raphael Castoriano went to print in The New York Observer, Mr. Castoriano was down in Rio de Janeiro organizing a happening that was to take place during September’s ArtRio fair. Since it was in the planning stages, he was quiet about the details, but it was certain to involve artists and pastry chefs. It was also likely to be a bit messy.

For the past few years Mr. Castoriano has been bringing together artists and chefs to create epic dessert projects for various art events through a company he calls Krëemart. He’s worked with artists like Ryan McNamara, Marina Abramovic (for last year’s controversial L.A. MOCA gala) and Leandro Erlich, and chefs from New York institutions like Del Posto, Sant Ambroeus and Daniel.

ArtRio has come and gone, and Krëemart just released a video of the affair, which featured works by Stephan Doitschinoff and Kenny Scharf, whose work seems to have channeled Carolee Schneemann’s 1964 Meat Joy, only without the skimpy clothing that her performers wore. It’s all pretty wild. The video is below. As a special bonus, a video of Meat Joy follows after that. Have a great weekend.