Museum Angewandte Kunst – E

May 10, 2017 - Picnic Time

Picnic Time
May 6–September 17, 2017

Opening:
May 5, 7–10pm

Museum Angewandte Kunst

Schaumainkai 17

60594 Frankfurt / Main
Germany

Hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Wednesday 10am–8pm

T +49 69 21231286

www.museumangewandtekunst.de

Facebook / Instagram

A cruise in a countryside, “un déjeuner sur l’herbe”… all over a world, people adore to get together and share a dish in a open air. Already a Ancient Greeks enjoyed this pastime, and a invention of a cruise basket in eighteenth-century England noted a arise in standing to a undoubted multitude event.

Picnic Time is a initial vital muster ever clinging to a materialisation of a picnic. From May 6 to Sep 17, 2017, a uncover during a Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main is retracing a mindfulness of dining out of doors by a far-reaching operation of opposite durations and cultures. For instance, what is a inlet of a intemperate picnics during a Henley Royal Regatta in England? How do people cruise on a world’s top mountains? How do they do it in a Middle East and during cherry-blossom deteriorate in Japan? On some-more than a thousand block metres of muster space, countless objects—including cruise utensils of widely incompatible forms, creates and origins—as good as installations, photographs and films bear declare to a abounding farrago of a renouned custom.

People have always consumed dishes out of doors. In a Baroque era, dining in a open atmosphere modernized to turn a favourite summer diversion among a French nobility, and gave arise to a tenure “pique-nique.” Picnicking also achieved good recognition in eighteenth-century England and is still as select as ever there today. Picnickers in a Middle East, on a other hand, are reminded of their winding roots when they leave city and eventuality out to a panorama with their family and friends to prepare and feast in a open air. In Germany, newcomer families continue a custom, regulating a open space and parks for barbecuing and leisure-time activities. The uncover sheds light on chronological and contemporary cruise rituals and objects of Switzerland, Germany, France and a Nordic countries, India, Iran, Mexico and many other countries and regions. 

The cruise process has also found a use in movement art. In 1983, a Nouveau Réaliste Daniel Spoerri invited 100 members of a Paris art stage to a party in a park of Montcel Castle in Jouy-en-Josas, and subsequently had a whole remains—a 40-metre-long table, chairs, dishes, cutlery, bottles, leftover food—buried on a spot. In 2010, this “déjeuner sous l’herbe” was a initial contemporary design ever to be excavated by archaeologists.

The muster also sheds light on some of a some-more surprising manifestations of a cruise culture, for instance a Mexican Día de los Muertos, Day of a Dead. On this occasion, people join their ancestors for a holiday durability several days and culminating in picnics during graveyards. And if we consider that’s weird: during a Napoleonic Wars, a British nobleness took to picnicking during a side of a battlefield.

As a mass event, a cruise can even have an impact on politics. The uncover recalls a Pan-European Picnic hold on a Hungarian-Austrian limit on Aug 19, 1989. Several hundred East German adults took advantage of a conditions to rush to a West—and so played a wilful purpose in a tumble of a Iron Curtain.

The cruise is a tradition practised by people of all amicable strata. It can be a polished protocol or a spontaneous, infrequent gathering. At high multitude events and happy panorama outings alike, a pity of food and splash brings people together and creates a clarity of community. Picnicking en plein atmosphere is renowned by witty leisure from constraint; it can offer decrease and togetherness and infrequently even assistance overcome category boundaries.

Director: Matthias Wagner K
Curator: Dr. Charlotte Trümpler
Curatorial assistance: Leonie Wiegand
Press contact: Dorothee Maas: T +49 69 212 32828 / F +49 69 212 30703 / presse.angewandte-kunst [​at​] stadt-frankfurt.de

source ⦿ http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/92250/picnic-time/

More picnic ...

  • Picnic Time – EPicnic Time – E Picnic TimeMay 6–September 17, 2017 Opening: May 5, 7–10pm Museum Angewandte Kunst Schaumainkai 17 60594 Frankfurt / MainGermany Hours: […]
  • Picnic Time Announces Release of Charleston Picnic BasketPicnic Time Announces Release of Charleston Picnic Basket MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) - Just in time for the heart of picnic season, Moorpark-based manufacturer Picnic Time has released the Charleston basket, an all-inclusive, […]
  • Don’t let pathogens crash your Memorial Day picnicDon’t let pathogens crash your Memorial Day picnic With the first summer holiday weekend set to begin with the end of the workday today, picnic baskets and grills are already on standby as people across America look forward to outdoor […]

› tags: Picnic Time /