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Bring this mobile food truck/art project to the MCA where U.S. veterans will serve free Iraqi dishes at community events.
399 backers pledged $30,499 to help bring this project to life.
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    Enemy Kitchen Supporter!

    Thanks so much for your support from the MCA Chicago and Michael Rakowitz! Backers at this level receive exclusive behind-the-scenes updates as the Enemy Kitchen rolls out on the streets of Chicago. Plus, your name will be included on a list of backers on the MCA website.

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    Video Tour and Enemy Kitchen Recipes

    Get a look at the MCA’s presentation of “Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West” from anywhere with this video tour of the exhibition, made available only to Kickstarter backers at this level. We’ll also provide digital recipes from the Enemy Kitchen. These Baghdadi recipes were collected by Michael Rakowitz with the help of his mother, and we’ll send them to you to enjoy and share with friends and family.

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    Saddam Hussein Replica Paperware 5-Pack

    As part of his project ‘Spoils’ (2011), Michael Rakowitz prepared a meal served on fine china looted from Saddam Hussein’s palace. In reference to this work and what it means to dine with an “Enemy,” food from the Enemy Kitchen is served on paperware replicas of Saddam Hussein’s china. Backers at this level receive a 5-pack of paper plates that looks like Hussein's china for their own collection and use.

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    Meal Ticket and Museum Admission for One

    Food service from the Enemy Kitchen Food Truck is free to the public. This meal ticket secures your priority place for one service and grants complementary admission to all the exhibitions at the MCA Chicago. Visit the Enemy Kitchen Food Truck and see the exhibition “Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West” in the same day!

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    "Backstroke of the West" Catalog

    This publication documents the exhibition at the MCA, which is Michael Rakowitz’s first museum survey. The catalog is a retrospective of Rakowitz’s work and includes writings from MCA Manilow Senior Curator Omar Kholeif.

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    Meal Ticket and Museum Admission for Two

    Same as the above ($25 level), but this package reserves two meals and admission to the MCA Chicago to be enjoyed by you and a friend.

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    Sabreen: Live In Jerusalem LP

    This vinyl LP was recorded and created in tangent with Michael Rakowitz’s artwork “The Breakup” 2010—a ten-part radio series commissioned for Radio Amwaj in Ramallah, Palestine. The Breakup considers the intricacies of The Beatles’ 1969 disbanding as an example of a collaboration that grinds to a halt amid unraveling negotiations and failed communication. Only 500 were printed on blue color vinyl. Includes a magazine-style track listing and poster.

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    Enemy Kitchen Apron and Recipes

    Look the part of an Enemy Kitchen chef with a custom-made chef’s apron. Prominently displaying the Enemy Kitchen’s iconic eagle logo, this reward was made in limited supply for backers at this level. Also included are the Enemy Kitchen recipe cards to try at home.

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    Enemy Kitchen Experience Package

    At this level you will receive the custom Enemy Kitchen apron, all the recipe cards, plus a meal ticket and museum admission for one. Enjoy all the Enemy Kitchen has to offer with thanks from the MCA!

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    Invitation to Curator-led Tour

    A contribution at this level secures your attendance (plus one) to a curator-led tour of “Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West”. Visit the exhibition and learn about the retrospective of Michael Rakowitz’s work in an intimate setting with an MCA Staff Curator.

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    Dinner Reception and Signed Catalog

    For this generous gift, the MCA will open an invitation for you and one guest to a formal dinner and reception with MCA donors and Michael Rakowitz prior to the opening of “Backstroke of the West”. The MCA will also include an exhibition catalog signed by Michael.

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    Chicago-Iraqi Flag

    Own a piece of the artwork! For each Enemy Kitchen event, the staff will fly this custom-made Chicago flag made in Iraqi colors over the food truck. You could own this signature part of the Enemy Kitchen.

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    Shopping Trip with Michael Rakowitz

    Backers at this level will be invited to a one-of-a-kind shopping trip at the Devon Market, a Middle Eastern grocery in the North Chicago area, led by Michael Rakowitz. Donors will get to meet Michael at the market and share in some of his favorite Middle Eastern products and recipes.

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    Enemy Kitchen Recipe Cards

    Get all the recipes from the Enemy Kitchen printed and delivered to you on custom card stationary featuring the Enemy Kitchen logo.

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    "Bless Your Hands" Kubba Spoon

    As a way of thanking his mother for her help preparing the recipes, Michael Rakowitz had a Kubba spoon made for her with the Arabic inscription “Bless Your Hands”. In Iraq, it is customary to say this phrase to a chef when you have enjoyed their meal. The MCA has a made a limited run of replicas to share the phrase and tradition with our backers on Kickstarter.

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    Meal Ticket and Museum Admission for Two

    Same as the above ($25 level), but this package reserves two meals and admission to the MCA Chicago to be enjoyed by you and a friend.

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