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29.09. 2022 - 27.08.2023
Dom Museum Wien

Opening: Wednesday, 28 September 2022 - 7:00 pm
Where: Dom Museum Vienna, Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Vienna

Eating and drinking are among the basic human needs, but since time immemorial the communal meal has transcended the function of mere food intake. Sensuality and enjoyment, the foundation of community, the representation of social status, ritual acts are just some of the aspects that have been associated with the meal. Art has always reacted to our ways of sharing a meal, our chosen foods and dishes, representing, analysing, abstracting, critically and, of course, ironically. Throughout the ages and in a wide variety of media - sculpture, graphics, painting, photography and video art - the exhibition negotiates, among other things, the communal aspects of the meal: in families, on official occasions, in the political as well as religious context of different cultural contexts.

Artists: Marina Abramović, Sonja Alhäuser, Atelier van Lieshout, Abraham von Beyeren, Lois Bielefeld, Pieter de Bloot, Thierry Boutonnier, Götz Bury, Joseph Beuys, Catrin Bolt, Elinor Carucci, Heinz Cibulka, Domenico Cresti gen. Passignano, Josef Danhauser, DesertArtLAB, Martin Dichtl, Albin Egger-Lienz, Christian Eisenberger, Gaetano Gandolfi, Floris Gerritsz van Schooten, Geldorp Gortzius, Robert F. Hammerstiel, honey & bunny, Nelson Jalil, Ulrike Köb, Maria Lassnig, Meister des Friedrichaltars, Maha Malluh, Katharina Mayer, Veronika Merklein, Jan Miense Molenaer, Izumi Miyazaki, Anna Paul, Klaus Pichler, Dieter Roth, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Christoph Daniel Schenck, Astrid Schulz, Gregg Segal, Taryn Simon, Stéphane Soulié, Daniel Spoerri, Jan Steen, Maja Vukoje, Franz West, Werkstatt des Lucas Cranach d. Ä., Ramiro Wong and historical artists whose names have not survived.

Curator: Johanna Schwanberg

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