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ZKM_Exhibitions 2003 ::

Metabolism and Communication

Opening: May 14, 2003, 7 pm
Exhibition: May 15 - August 08, 2003
ZKM | atrium 9

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.

- > Exhibition website :: www.banquete.org

° Provisional list of artists ::

Artur Barrio [Brazil], Joseph Beuys [Germany], Marc Boswell [USA], Patty Chang [USA], Maureen Connor [USA], Daniel Crooks [Australia], Douglas Davis [USA], Petko Dourmana + Pavel Kodjabashev [Bulgaria], Juan Downey [Chile], Bea Emsbach [Germany], Peter Fend [USA], Peter Foldès [Canada], Kit Galloway & Sherrie Rabinowitz [USA], Daniel Garcia Andújar [Spain], Martin Gostner [Austria], Victor Grippo [Brazil], Ramón Guardans [Spain], Adolf Mathias, Götz Dipper, Martin Schüttler, Mathias Gommel, Renata Sas [Germany], Ingo Günther [USA], Mona Hatoum [UK], Damien Hirst [UK], Jenny Holzer [USA], Arata Isozaki [Japan], William Kentridge [South Africa], Kisho Kurokawa [Japan], Atelier van Lieshout [Netherlands], Thomas Locher [Germany], Margot Lovejoy [USA], Hilla Lulu Lin [Israel], MAJIMA [Japan], Piero Manzoni [Italy], Theresa Margolles [Mexico], César Martínez [Mexico], Gordon Matta-Clark [USA], Paul McCarthy & Jason Rhoades [USA], Antoni Muntadas [Spain], MVRDV [Netherlands], Josh On & Future Farmers [USA], Nam June Paik [USA], Dan Peterman [USA], Dieter Roth [Germany], Paul Sermon [UK], Daniel Spoerri [Switzerland], Henrik Spohler [Germany], Jana Sterbak [Canada], Jiri Suruvka [Czech Republic], Sam Taylor-Wood [UK], Minnette Vari [South Africa], Liu Wei [China], Peter Weibel [Austria], Andreas Wegner [Germany], etc.


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