Free Candy at Oscar Murillo’s New David Zwirner Gallery Exhibit

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The candy man.
The candy man. Photo: Joshua Blanchard/WireImage

Last night Oscar Murillo, a Colombian artist who’s now based in London, launched a new show at Chelsea’s David Zwirner gallery. The “A Mercantile Novel” exhibit re-creates a candy-making factory, and in collaboration with Colombina (a food company in Murillo’s hometown, where his family members have worked), thousands of chocolate-covered marshmallows will be produced and given away for free. Thirteen Colombina workers have actually come to work at the gallery — and Murillo wants the exhibit to start a conversation about migration. Today through June 14, you can pick up the candy (wrapped in shiny packaging designed by Murillo) and share your experience online.

Free Candy at Oscar Murillo’s New David Zwirner Gallery Exhibit