As an accompaniment to the exhibition â€œAntibodies. Works by Fernando & Humberto Campana 1989â€“2009â€ the Vitra Design Museum will be showing the current project by Mike MeirÃ© â€œGlobal Street Foodâ€ for the Dornbracht Edges series, which includes projects at the interface of architecture, design and art. The exhibition project was presented for the first time as part of Passagen 2009 on the occasion of the imm Cologne and can now be seen from June 11 to July 12 in the Buckminster Fuller Dome on the Vitra Campus. â€œGlobal Street Foodâ€ is dedicated to the fascination with improvised kitchens in public places. Urban fast food stations navigating the contrast between pragmatic dilettantism and complexity in the smallest of spaces. Mike MeirÃ© will be presenting several objects and street kitchens from different parts of the world in the Buckmneister Fuller Dome. An exhibition depicting the sculptural quality of authentic objects and their cultural identity. Here the de-contextualisation permits an approach from various aspects: Of which materials is such a kitchen unit composed, what are the origins of the materials and how do they communicate? â€œIn the same way that 'The Farm Projectâ€™ started by countering aesthetic minimalism in the kitchen, with these street sculptures, we now wish to give inspiration to a design that is more narrative. What happens when you place the technology on the outside, make it visible and create an object that represents a type of life situation, an organism in the tightest possible space? The kitchen as a place of social dynamics and transformation is such an organism. Miniaturisation, bringing together very different aspects, opens a new access, makes it possible to think about other processes. From this type of field research, I hope for a development that leads to other types of expression and to an aesthetic that looks for breaks in style.â€ (Mike MeirÃ©) Since 1996, Dornbracht, a leading international manufacturer of high-quality fittings and accessories for the bathroom and kitchen, has been continuously involved with interdisciplinary art and culture projects, and initiating its own projects with renowned artists, . This multi-faceted cultural commitment is based on the idea that a company not only consists of its products and product communication but moreover, of a super-ordinate mental level, via which it identifies itself and commits itself socially. All the projects are documented on the website www.cultureprojects.com. Opening/ private viewing as part of Art Basel: Wednesday, 10.6.09, private viewing and Festa Brasileira 7 p.m. â€“ 10 p.m. See images of the exhibition on the Bustler News.
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