Friday, May 31, 2013, 5 pm // Kamikaze Loggia, Pavilion of Georgia, Arsenale, 55th Biennale di Venezia
Table Talk + Dinner Exchange Tbilisi-Venice
Nana Kipiani and Levan Chogoshvili talk with Charles Esche and Daniel Baumann
The Table Talk and the Opening are organised with the help of Dinner Exchange Berlin.
The menu for the Georgian Pavilion will be composed from Georgian specialities and arranged as a Supra (Georgian for ‘table’).
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Die Einnahmen des Dinner Exchange #5 wurden an die Ilse-Demme Gartenarbeitsschule in Charlottenburg gespendet. Die Gartenarbeitsschule Ilse Demme ist eine Einrichtung des Bezirksamtes Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf und für alle Kinder- und Schülergruppen dieses Bezirks ein fächer- und schulübergreifender ökologischer Lernort mit freiem Zugang für die Öffentlichkeit. Die Schule hat vor Kurzem vom Bezirksamt eine neue Küche bekommen und will die Spende für neues Kochgeschirr und Induktionskochplatten verwenden.
Dinner Exchange Berlin will be cooking during the opening days of the Venice Biennale as part of the project ‘Kamikaze Loggia’ for the Pavilion of Georgia.
May 29 – June 1, 2013, 5.30 pm, Arsenale (Venezia, Italy)
The Pavilion of Georgia at the 55th International Art Exhibition – Biennale di Venezia - will be a parasitic extension to an old building in the Arsenale in the form of a ‘Kamikaze Loggia’ designed by the artist Gio Sumbadze. Kamikaze Loggias have been created in Tbilisi since the 1990s as a response to the ‘lawless’ times after the fall of the Soviet Union. The exhibition of the same name casts a critical look at the social, political and ideological discourses of the last twenty years in Georgia as well as the condition of contemporary art and architecture within it — thus introducing an artistic scene of a country that is sometimes described as ‘Italy gone Marxist’.
In the spirit of a Kamikaze Loggia, Dinner Exchange Berlin will provide a culinary and social framework and contribute in its own way to the unwinding of ‘dominant structures’ through table talks and food.