Come As You Are – Hoogtij #54

For Hoogtij #54 Trixie has some very special treats for you: A night full of performances in continuation of the exhibition ‘Come As You Are’. Performance Schedule:
19:00 – ongoing: Dimitri van den Wittenboer
19:30 & 21:30: Tina Jeranko
20:30 – 22: 00: Yael Levy & Nikos Kokolakis And of course, there are also works on view by Gabriela Galeano Batres and Teun Verheij. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our brand new initiative! Food; A necessity for every form of life, a basis for survival as well as a track for cultural and historical developments throughout time. It comprises a large part of ours -and every species’- concerns on a daily basis. The way we eat reflects our way of life, our own social circle, the strata our societies are organized, and the way we approach our physical and emotional well-being. As an essential element for sustenance, survival, and growth, it has the potential to serve as a social binder. The discussion around food can stretch to include numerous subjects relevant to contemporary discourse from the representation of one’s cultural identity to the deployment of culinary practices serving political agendas. Stereotypical gender-role expectations, concerns about food-industries and consumerism, from permaculture design principles to the consolidation of historical events through custom-designed recipes, food, and our habits around it provide fertile ground for in-depth research of its interaction with all these interrelated concepts. Within art history alone, the shifting role of food from representational element to raw material reveals the underlying cultural shifts in our thinking patterns. We think of the religious Renaissance ‘Last suppers’, where food brings religious subjects to the foreground, eventually giving way to 17th century still life paintings of opulent set tables, to Cezanne’s still lives with fruit and Van Gogh’s muddy ‘Potato eaters’ marking the transition to modern art. Food is notably absent yet highlighted in Judy Chicago’s iconic ‘Dinner Party’ installation that addresses feminist concerns. Rirkrit Tiravanija’s practice, exemplary of ‘Relational Art’ as described by Nicholas Bourriaud, literally brings food to the mouths of gallery-goers. Food has since remained in the vocabulary of numerous contemporary artistic practices. It even takes on a darker role, for instance in Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen’s ‘Cook me – Black bile’ (2011) project of cooking with self-retrieved human blood. In our own surroundings, artists using food as their point of artistic departure, using it as a material, for its symbolic value as a representation of life and contemporary culture or as a way to explore the social role of the artist. TRIXIE Trixie introduces herself as a brand new artist-run space located in the Stationsbuurt, neighboring the red light district of The Hague. Our building consists of an open and dynamic exhibition space with huge windows and shiny mirrors, including fifteen studios, currently hosting seventeen young artists/designers who work towards establishing a firm base for their artistic career. Trixie has an eye for recent graduates and invites diverse groups of artists to experiment with alternative presentation strategies and expand their practice. We look forward to seeing you at our opening show. The exhibition will open on the 21st September and run until the 7th October.
Regular opening hours 12.00 – 18.00 Thursday – Sunday Grand opening 21st September 18.00 – 23.00
Hoogtij #54 & performances 28th September 18.00 – 22.00
Finissage 7th October 12.00 – 18.00




Dimitri van den Wittenboer, Tina Jeranko, Yael Levy & Nikos Kokolakis, Gabriela Galeano Batres, Teun Verheij

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