L‘espace de l‘espèce presents
LEBENSMITTELpunktKUNST June, 20th - 26th Curated by Kerstin Godschalk
Opening Reception 19.06, 7pm// Closing Reception 26.06, 7pm
Dinner performances with Anastasia Mikhaylova; 21.06., 5-9pm; and Stefan Reiss: 24.06.,7pm
In cooperation with Canteen 55 and supported by Our Berlin Vodka
A Group Show of HB55 Kunstfabrik Tenants Frank Arndt, Studio Au Berlin - Marie-Laure Brochard - Satoshi Fujiwara - Andreas Kramer - Anastasia Mikhaylova & Dennis Rätzel - Sandra Gutiérrez - René Sauerbrei -Theresa Schubert - Gabriele Stuckemeier - Attilio Tono
„In its reaction to changes of temperature, the material‘s flexibility was especially suiting me well. This flexibility is psychologically effective - people instinctively feel that it connects to inner emotions and processes...“ (Joseph Beuys on the use of grease)
Hosted in the halls of a former margarine factory the curatorial concept of this show connects the exhibited artistic works with the history of the place they are shown at. In line with Beuys approach, nourishment as a source of energy can lead to a higher level of consciousness through spiritualisation. On the way there, art can be its provision. It is spiritual nourishment for the transformation of the stored heat into creativity for the shaping of our reality of life.
The three previous exhibitions created sense through sensual experiences and moments of contemplation, explored materialities and generated meaning through transformations. Over the course of the first Berlin Food Art Week, LEBENSMITTELpunktKUNST complements these exhibitions by bringing together sensuality and the purpose of nourishment in today‘s society and all its stages. It is laying the ground for an interactive exchange.
HB55 Kunstfabrik once again becomes a joint venue for art, food and creative exchange. In the exhibition hall - at the heart of the show - a long table will serve as a place for exchange and reflection during the opening reception, for special dinner performances such as Stefan Reiss‘, and the closing night.
Unique still life lunches, served at Canteen 55, are rounding off the program during the entire week. Neither still, nor untouchable these meals enable the visitors to go beyond the scope of art. Our visual sense is pleasurably being tested while in the arena of the other senses - that are rarely applied in the exhibition context of spiritual nourishment - an optical illusion is unfolding on the palate.
Food as art, art as food, and nourishment of all senses at the heart of art experience.