Food, honestly, sometimes is the reason why we make it out of bed. We’ve finally taken the step into making this a more structural part of our program and turned our fascination into a proper series. Throughout the coming year, Kunstverein will occasionally turn into a restaurant overnight, serving you both historical and contemporary delights (and dishes) by artists and collectives that have mediated their practices through the dinner, the restaurant, the produce… For the first edition in the series we are proud to present On a Ship by Grace Schwindt, co-produced by perform doc*.

The dinner and performance will take place at Kunstverein on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September at 8pm on both evenings. The entrance will be € 40, this will include a three course meal with customary wines. As there are only 15 seats available per evening, please make a reservation via before Wednesday 12 September.

On a Ship is a new composition which interweaves live interventions with text, voice, sculptures and costumes, created by Schwindt and performed by opera singer Francesca Pusceddu, with several dishes of food loved and chosen by the artist and prepared by culinary talent Nick Jaël Bruynen. In the course of the evening the work examines the relationship between language and the physical, language and the emotional, and explores what can happen if language and the voice are separated from each other at first, and then joined again.

Grace Schwindt (b. 1979, Germany) works not only across different themes and stories but also across different media. All of her works are connected by topics such as the fragility of the body, the importance of objects in the construction of memory and history, and the influence of capitalism on society. In 2018 Grace Schwindt will have a solo exhibition at Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose in Amsterdam. Her performance Opera and Steel, which premiered at the Kaaitheater in Brussels last year, was part of the Something Raw festival in Amsterdam in March this year.

*perform doc supports performing artists by documenting their artworks, proposing a tailored and open manner for the art world to deal with performances when exhibiting, re-enacting or including them in their collection, as well as when having documentation on those works in archive centers after the completion of the live act of a performance. To keep the project close to the liveliness of performance, we program performances by the artists who will take part in this initiative. perform doc* is supported by AFK and would like to thank Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose for their support to this evening.