The Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop is located in the Gotham West Market at 600 11th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Street. Since majoring in Japanese in college, Ivan Orkin has lived in Japan, studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and opened two ramen shops in Tokyo. An unheard of feat for a foreigner, one of his Tokyo shops is a leading ramen destination in Japan. This is Ivan Orkin’s first ramen shop in the United States. The menu consists of an authentic, yet creative blend of ramen, combining Japanese tradition with Ivan’s personal tastes. His flagship location will be opening soon in Manhattan’s lower east side.
This exhibition includes a new presentation of Paweł Althamer’s work, Draftsmen’s Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012). The blank white space of the New Museum’s Fourth Floor gallery is transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by Museum visitors and a wide array of invited community organizations. The exhibition also features a number of Althamer’s iconic sculptures and performative videos. For “The Neighbors,” Althamer has initiated a coat drive for the Bowery Mission, the Museum’s neighboring organization, which has been serving the homeless and hungry since 1879.