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Hilma af Klint


RADICAL ABSTRACTION

THE ARTIST DINING ROOM | HILMA AF KLINT

FRIDAY 10TH MAY 2019

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On Friday 10th of May, The Artist Dining Room at Guest Projects invites you to an unforgettable evening, exploring the extraordinary, mystical and occult-inspired works of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint.

 Hilma af Klint created radical and experimental abstract paintings during the early 1900s, investigating mysticism and the symbolic value of both expansive and intimate colour, shape and compositions. Requesting that her work would not be shown until twenty years after her death, af Klint silently explored new paths in abstraction, even before her more well-known contemporaries, Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian.  

For this unique occasion, food-based artist Inês Neto dos Santos and video and sound-based artist Tomas Jefanovas have collaborated to curate an immersive dining experience. The bespoke multi-sensory menu devised by Neto dos Santos will respond to the spiritually led modes of visual representation and abstraction in Klint’s work; whilst sound effects, projected shapes and symbolic imagery by Jefanovas will reflect on Klint’s abstract use of colour, texture and geometric shapes.

The Radical Abstraction supper will celebrate Hilma af Klint as a pioneer of the abstract art movement.

MENU

Blue, femininity

Charred purple cabbage, labneh, fermented blueberries, hazelnuts

Yellow, masculinity

Turmeric mayo, potato croquettes, sauerkraut

Green, unity

Cream of spinach and pea, parsnip crisps.

Pink, physical love

Radicchio, beetroot, blood orange, baguette.

Red, spiritual love

Meringue, panna cotta, strawberry, crème fraiche

Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907

Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907

Guest Chef & Host: Inês Neto dos Santos

Inês Neto dos Santos is a multi-disciplinary artist, born in Lisbon (1992) and currently based in London. Her work moves between performance and installation, and stands upon collaboration and conversation. Her practice uses food, people and spaces to question our surroundings, propose new exchanges and discussions. She has recently exhibited in London, Lisbon, Porto, Madrid and Athens and has taught in Portugal and the UK.

Inês Neto dos Santos founded Mesa, a project that often runs on collaborations with other artists, and results in performances, supper clubs and events which explore food as a global language and a catalyst for conversation.

Guest Collaborator: Tomas Jefanovas

Tomas Jefanovas is an artist and designer. His work crosses disciplines between design, video art, music, film and theatre. He works with visuals, sound and space to create installations and live performances. Born 1986 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Based in London since 2006.

double pendulum, Mesa x Helen Cox, Inês Neto dos Santos, arebyte Gallery, 2018. Photo by Liz Gorman

double pendulum, Mesa x Helen Cox, Inês Neto dos Santos, arebyte Gallery, 2018. Photo by Liz Gorman

Photo: Tomas Jefanovas

Photo: Tomas Jefanovas

The Artist Dining Room is located at artist Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects space in East London. The Artist Dining Room collaborates with London-based chefs to hold a series of unique and bespoke artist-led supper clubs, offering an alternative dining experience where creative minds can engage and immerse themselves in the life and works of an artist through food. Previous supper clubs have been inspired by artists and art movements, including Louise Bourgeois, David Lynch, Kurt Schwitters, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Sophie Calle, Kara Walker, Nan Goldin, Francesca Woodman, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Derek Jarman, Leonora Carrington, and The Futurist Supper.

Guest Projects is an initiative conceived by artist Yinka Shonibare CBE which offers the opportunity to practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, music), to have access to a free project space. Alongside Regent’s Canal, Guest Projects provides an alternative universe and playground for artists. It is a laboratory of ideas and a testing ground for new thoughts and actions.

Earlier Event: January 18
The Futurist Supper