Foodprint: Exhibition

June 27 thru August 23, 2009
BINK36, Binckhorstlaan 36, The Hague
Open: Wednesday thru Sunday: 12 noon-5 pm
Entrance fee: € 5,-

(not at the usual Stroom location at Hogewal)

FOODPRINT WEBLOG (mainly in Dutch)

Foodprint tijdlijn (in Dutch)
(pdf, expo layout)).
Foodprint Timeline (English) (pdf, no layout)

Virtual tour of the Foodprint exhibition: click here (website panorama-photographer Marco den Herder)

Curator: Marieke Berkers
Exhibition design:
PRONK Rotterdam
Artists and architects in the exhibition:
Atelier Van Lieshout, John Bock, Bohn & Viljoen Architects, Olaf Breuning, Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, Agnes Denes, Helmut Dick, Driessens & Verstappen, Boris Gerrets, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Fritz Haeg, Heddy Honigmann, Anthony Key, Learning Site, Maite Louisa, Winy Maas with The Why Factory (TU Delft), Gordon Matta-Clark, Matton Office (Ton Matton) Christien Meindertsma, Leberecht Migge, Nils Norman, Gabriel Orozco, Raul Ortega Ayala, Giuseppe Penone, Debra Solomon, Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten and Vincent Kuypers (Alterra Wageningen), Frank Lloyd Wright, Jan van IJken, Yang Zhichao.

Stroom shows crucial moments relating to food, food production and the city through the work of artists and designers. Striking items include the visionary city-planning ideas of the architects Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s and 30s. In the late 1960s food itself was introduced into the arts as a way of discussing major social topics: Gordon Matta Clark used a restaurant as a social meeting place; in 1982 Agnes Denes made the political statement of sowing a wheatfield on Manhattan: real estate versus food. More recent projects include Atelier Van Lieshout, centered around autarky, and Raul Ortega Ayala who focuses on gardening and the relationship between food and religious value systems.

More about the Foodprint program click here.

Atelier Van Lieshout, Foodmaster, 2009
photo: Rob Kollaard
Atelier Van Lieshout, Foodmaster, 2009
photo: Rob Kollaard
still from 'City Pig', Winy Maas with The Why Factory
photo: Animation: Wieland&Gouwens
Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan, 'Monument of Sugar'
photo: Rob Kollaard
Atelier Van Lieshout, Foodmaster, 2009
photo: Rob Kollaard
Driessens & Verstappen, 'Tomato Habitus'
photo: Rob Kollaard
Anthony Key, Gam Saam' (Gold Mountain, 1997
photo: Rob Kollaard
Olaf Breuning, ‘Where are we going?, 2006 (collection Nils Staerk, Kopenhagen)
photo: Rob Kollaard
Foodprint Timeline
photo: Rob Kollaard
Raul Ortega Ayala, Melting Pots. A fiction based on facts; during the Foodprint opening on 26-06-2009
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten, 'Park Supermarkt'
photo: Stroom Den Haag
Yang Zhichao, Planting Grass, 2002
Agnes Denes, Wheatfield, A confrontation, 1982