Sunday 19 November 2017, 12:00–19:00
Talingstraat 5, 3082 MG Rotterdam
Jay Tan & Geo Wyeth, Eleanor Zurowski, Quinda-Abraham, Mimì Enna,
Koes Staassen, Lonneke Jonker
Welcome to B.a.d’s Kitchen Party, our contribution to the upcoming South Explorer event. The kitchen is our building’s heart; it’s where we meet, where chance encounters happen, and where we welcome you. Our Kitchen Party exhibition pays homage to this humble yet important space. We’re serving tea, coffee, and soup and bread all day. Join us! Our door is always open
Jay Tan grew up above a supermarket in Surrey, playing netball and eating TV. She gained an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and completed a residency at the Rijksakademie voor beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2015. Recent exhibitions include at the Kunstverien, Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, FUTURA, Prague, the Vleeshal, Middleburg, CAC, Vilnius, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, and HollyBush Gardens, London. Solo presentations include at Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Camden Arts Centre, London, and Rongwrong, Amsterdam.
Geo Wyeth works with music, performance, installation, and video. Recent presentations include at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MoMA PS1, LA MoCA, The New Museum, New York Live Arts, The Studio Museum, Harlem, Boston ICA, Kate Werble Gallery, La MaMa Theatre, Human Resources, The Pyramid Club, and Joe’s Pub. S/he completed a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2016 and is currently based between Rotterdam and New York.
Eleanor Zurowski is a Sydney-based artist whose practice examines notions of care and labour. She often works with the material and symbolism of bread. By engaging with its relationships to histories, culture, religion, and society, she pays homage to a basic food that provides sustenance in many different ways.
Quinda-Abraham is a collaboration of Quinda Verheul and Abraham Meeuwsen. Respectively, they graduated from the Dutch Art Institute in 2015 and the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in 2014. Their work addresses topics such as spirituality, capitalism, and the environment and reflects on natural and artificial phenomena.
Mimì Enna, born in Oristano in 1991, lives and works between the Netherlands and Italy. She is interested in the meaning of the image in its daily context. In her work, photographs or found images (from books, the internet, etc.) interact with performance, video and installation, creating an interaction among them, and reflecting on how the media and art are connected to the everyday life habits.
Marathon for lazy people is a movie marathon in her studio at BAD, running for the whole duration of the event. The public is invited to participate. (Yes, popcorn will be provided).
Koes Staassen‘s drawings reveal and conceal, in a playful and erotic manner, the mechanisms of desire. He recently started making collages, using photographic material, to frame the gaze that falls upon his friends and collaborators.
“Food is life. Art is a reflection of life. As an artist I am interested in what we put in our mouth and what the effects might be of this action. There are 3 elements in my work that are essential: food, ethics, and bringing people together. As a creator, I think it’s important to trigger all the senses and to give people an experience. To use food as a tool, try to find a material that is understandable for everyone.”