Side Dish is the parallel program of Corridor Project Space for 2019. During the exhibtion the artworks and objects of the collaboration will be on show.
With Side Dish we dive into the world of investigations. How can art contribute to different ways of eating in the sense of experience, habits, buying behavior or a broader reconsideration of the product that people eat. We invite artists who approach food in a different way in order to share these ideas with a larger audience and to continue to expand these explorations through public discussions. Food can be used in their work as a theme, material or the food chain as subject of their practice. Each artist is collaborating with an expert, a professional involved in the local food production, and a chef. On these evenings we will share food with the audience, in the form of a dinner or a more experimental structure.
For the first Side Dish we invited Masha Ru who will focus on our soil, it’s taste and health benefits to our being. In recent years she focuses on the eating of soil, also called geophagy. It is an ancient spiritual and healing practice which is an integral part of culture in several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Her work for Side Dish will delve into topics such as becoming earth and ingesting art which then will become part of the body.
Masha Ru, born in Moscow, lives and works in Amsterdam. She has a background in science and combines scientific research with personal approach and cultural practices. In 2011 Ru obtained a doctorate degree in Mathematics and graduated with honours from Fotoacademie Amsterdam. In 2013-2014 she was a resident at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 2018 she was an artist fellow at the Netherlands Institute forAdvanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW).
Corridor Project Space is an independent and interdisciplinary contemporary art initiative in Amsterdam with indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces. They believe in the importance of experimental art practices that focuses on the creation of new content that is off the grid from the institutional and commercial circles. Corridor Project Space is run by Suzan Kalle, Suat Öğüt and Müge Yılmaz and our lovely colleagues and volunteers!
Side Dish is supported by Amsterdam Fund of the Arts.
Corridor wants to thank Nolwenn Salaün for her work.