Enemy Kitchen, performance lunsj i samarbeid med Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Seminaret Looters, Smugglers and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market avholdes 29. og 30. oktober i forbindelse med utstillingen På sporet av Matisse hos Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. Utstillingen aktualiserer plyndring av kulturarv og kunstverk. 

Første del av seminaret holdes på Henie Onstad Kunstsenter og presenterer forskning, aktuelle kuratoriske prosjekter, samt prosjekter av kunstnerne som har bidratt til utstilligen. Del to av seminaret finner sted i Fritt Ords lokaler i Uranienborgveien 2, der Michael Rakowitz vil holde sin performance lunsj "Enemy Kitchen". NB: Påmelding til hver del av seminaret er nødvendig.

Seminar and Book Launch Day 1
Påmelding til seminarets første dag, 29. oktober, her. Pris kr 250,-

The seminar seeks to broaden our understanding of provenance research (ownership history) to include consideration of the artwork’s social life – that is to say, the social and societal constructs through which art moves and the obliterating consequences of contemporary looting for cultural existence. This wider lens opens up an extensive examination of the relationship between acts of aggression and identity, art history and power, and politics in connection with questions of ownership and the role of the market. Looters, Smugglers and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market will present historical research by scholars, projects and case studies by artists, as well as a presentation of the consequences of provenance research conducted by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

09:00–10:00 Registration and coffee. Exhibition is open

10:00 –10:30 Tone Hansen: Introduction to the seminar and the reader Looters, Smugglers and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market

10:30– 11:30 Uwe Fleckner: Dealing with Contradictions: National Socialist Doctrines and the Modern Art Market. Q&A with Dag Erik Elgin

11:30 – 12:30 Michael Rakowitz. Q&A with Milena Høgsberg

Lunch until 13:30 – Exhibition open

13:30–14:30 TBA. Q&A with Tone Hansen

14:30–15:15 Mounira Al Solh

15:15–15:45 Coffee and snack

15:45 – 16:45 Hans Haacke in conversation with Alexander Alberro

16:45 – 17:30 Ana Maria Bresciani: A Collection’s Provenance Questioned

Rakowitz Performative Lunch Day 2
Påmelding til Enemy Kitchen 30. oktober sendes til thf@hok.no innen 20. oktober. Det er begrenset antall plasser. Denne delen av seminaret er gratis.

Michael Rakowitz: Enemy Kitchen
Cooking workshop at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo 30 October, from 13.00–16.00

Enemy Kitchen will manifest as a performative lunch for a number of 60 guests at Fritt Ord. A series of Iraqi-Jewish recipes will be cooked by a selected group of people with connection to Iraq. The food will be served on limited-edition paper reproductions of china looted from Sadam Hussein’s palaces after Coalition Forces destroyed them in 2003.

Enemy Kitchen is an ongoing collaboration between Michael Rakowitz and his Iraqi-Jewish mother, in which he compiles Baghdadi recipes and teaches them to different public audiences. For the first incarnation of the project, Rakowitz cooked with a group of middle school and high school students who live in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York and participate in programs at the Hudson Guild Community Center. The project functioned as a social sculpture: while cooking and eating, the students engaged each other on the topic of war and drew parallels with their own lives, at times making comparisons with bullies in relation to how they perceive the conflict. Further plans included a pilot for anEnemy Kitchen cooking show, featuring Rakowitz and the students from Hudson Guild, to be broadcasted on public access television and online, and a series of lessons for New York City public school cafeteria chefs, to help them serve Iraqi food as part of their everyday menus.

Now living in Chicago, teaching at Northwestern’s Department of Art Theory & Practice, Rakowitz has resurrected Enemy Kitchen as a repurposed ’60s-era ice-cream truck. And while that truck was staffed by veterans of the Iraq War, the food was cooked by Jawher Shaer and his two sons, who own and run Milo’s Pita Place in Rogers Park. The Shaer men were raised cooking Iraqi specialties such as masgûf, a special grilled fish that is the national dish of Iraq; shish kebab of chicken and lamb; tomatoes stews served over rice; grape leaves stuffed with sautéed zucchini and eggplant; and pacha, an all-day dish in which sheep’s head and trotters are simmered with its stomach, which has been filled with seasoned rice and ground meat then stitched up like a football about to burst in broth.

The project is a collaboration between Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Fritt Ord and Fond for dansk – norsk samarbeid.

The 2019 Free Media Awards were bestowed at the Free Media Awards conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, under the auspices of Fritt Ord and ZEIT-Stiftung, on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

Stiftelsen Fritt Ord bevilger inntil 25 millioner kroner årlig i fire år til journalistikkprosjekter. Satsingen på totalt 100 millioner utgjør nær en dobling av Fritt Ords bevilgninger til journalistikk. Alle frie, redaktørstyrte publikasjoner med norske mediebrukere som målgruppe kan søke.

Neste søknadsfrist er 10. januar 15.00.

Norwegian Journal of Photography er høstens store fotosatsning på Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. 23. august 2019 åpnet utstillingen «Norsk dokumentarfotografi» dørene, der arbeidene til alle deltakende fotografer i de fire utgavene av NJP presenteres. Utstillingen står frem til 12. januar 2020.