Melting Pots, Photography: Roberto Rubalcava  
The second part of Raul Ortega Ayala's exhibition, is devoted to Melting Pot's a major installation which launches with an event on the evening of 06 July 2011.

For Melting Pot's the artist carefully recreates a buffet that was served in Windows on the World, the famous restaurant on top of one of New Yorkís Twin Towers. In each manifestation the buffet is created in close collaboration with chef's who interpret a found photograph of a buffet served in the restaurant which stood on top of the World Trade Centre. For the performance and installation at the gallery Ortega Ayala has worked with celebrated London chef, Clive Greenhalgh of The Ambassador.

Ortega Ayala serves food to participants on kitchenware that was potentially made from the recycled metal debris of the towers to investigate the paradoxical cycle of these remains. Through extensive research, that typifies the artists working practice, Ortega Ayala discovered in early 2002 that scrap metal from the Twin Towers was being shipped to India to be made into cooking ware, amongst other things. Illustrating a fiction based on documented facts, the installation includes found images, news clippings, maps, a postcard, souvenirs and a video of the pots being made in India alongside the actual pots, pans and serving dishes and a reconstruction of the buffet as seen in the found photograph.
 
The second part of Raul Ortega Ayala's exhibition, is devoted to Melting Pot's a major installation which launches with an event on the evening of 06 July 2011.

For Melting Pot's the artist carefully recreates a buffet that was served in Windows on the World, the famous restaurant on top of one of New Yorkís Twin Towers. In each manifestation the buffet is created in close collaboration with chef's who interpret a found photograph of a buffet served in the restaurant which stood on top of the World Trade Centre. For the performance and installation at the gallery Ortega Ayala has worked with celebrated London chef, Clive Greenhalgh of The Ambassador.

Ortega Ayala serves food to participants on kitchenware that was potentially made from the recycled metal debris of the towers to investigate the paradoxical cycle of these remains. Through extensive research, that typifies the artists working practice, Ortega Ayala discovered in early 2002 that scrap metal from the Twin Towers was being shipped to India to be made into cooking ware, amongst other things. Illustrating a fiction based on documented facts, the installation includes found images, news clippings, maps, a postcard, souvenirs and a video of the pots being made in India alongside the actual pots, pans and serving dishes and a reconstruction of the buffet as seen in the found photograph.