ZKM/Exhibition banquet. Metabolism and Communication

Andrea Buddensieg buddensieg at zkm.de
Fri May 9 19:43:39 CEST 2003

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

Exhibition opening

b a n q u e t
Metabolism and Communication
May 15 – August 24, 2003

Opening: May 14, 7 p.m.

b a n q u e t  takes human metabolism as the starting point for an
investigation of the metabolism of our social and ecological system. The
potential of globalization and the politics of information, production
and consumption are described as global processes similar to the human
body's metabolic processes. In the exhibition, banquet, a term that has,
since ancient times, been associated with the idea of a forum for
exchange and reflection, highlights the question of the location of food
intake and communication. With the establishment of a fast food culture
and the invasion by television of the domestic sphere, the table as the
location of joint meals and daily conversation is losing its place at
the heart of social life. The artists represented in the exhibition
reflect critically on this very rejection of a centuries-old form of
close-range communication, of the idea of food intake as an act of
social communication in favor of long-range methods of communication,
e.g., via Internet.

b a n q u e t  is a joint project organized by Palau de la Virreina in
Barcelona, Centro Cultural Conde Duque in Madrid and ZKM Kalrsruhe. Each
institution is staging its own independent exhibition, but with a number
of joint projects. In Barcelona the exhibition was shown from January –
March 2003, in Karlsruhe the exhibition will run from May – August 2003,
followed by Madrid (September – November 2003). Subsequently, a joint
catalogue will be issued in English and Spanish.

More information at: www.banquete.org

Artur Barrio (BRA), Joseph Beuys (D), Marc Boswell (USA), Patty Chang
(USA), Maureen Connor (USA), Daniel Crooks (AUS), Douglas Davis (USA),
Petko Dourmana (BG), Juan Downey (RCH), Bea Emsbach (D), Peter Fend
(USA), Peter Foldčs (H/F), Jorge Furtado (BR), Kit Galloway & Sherrie
Rabinowitz (USA), Daniel García Andůjar (E), Martin Gostner (A), Victor
Grippo (RA), Ramón Guardans (E), Mathias Gommel, Adolf Mathias, Götz
Dipper, Martin Schüttler, Renata Sas (D), Ingo Günther (D/USA), Mona
Hatoum (GB), Damien Hirst (GB), Jenny Holzer (USA), Zhang Huan
(VRC/USA), Infossil, (D), Arata Isozaki (J), William Kentridge (ZA),
Kisho Kurokawa (J), Atelier van Lieshout (NL), Thomas Locher (D), Margot
Lovejoy (USA), Hilla Lulu Lin (IL), Len Lye (NZ), MAJIMA (J), Piero
Manzoni (I), Theresa Margolles (MEX), Lynn Margulis (USA), César
Martínez (MEX), Gordon Matta-Clark (USA), Paul McCarthy & Jason Rhoades
(USA), MVRDV (NL), Josh On & Futurefarmers (USA), Nam June Paik und,
Charlotte Moorman (USA), Dan Peterman (USA), Dieter Roth (D), Zbigniew
Rybcinski, Ira Schneider (USA), Paul Sermon (GB), Daniel Spoerri (CH),
Henrik Spohler (D), Jana Sterbak (CDN), Jiri Suruvka (CZ), Sam
Taylor-Wood (GB), Minnette Vári (ZA), Andreas Wegner (D), Liu Wei (VRC),
Peter Weibel (A), u.a.

Dr. Andrea Buddensieg

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