Side Dish is the parallel program of Corridor Project Space for 2019.
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 behaviour 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. In the 5 Side Dish events throughout the year 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 and talks or a more experimental structure.

For our fifth and last Side Dish, we have invited artists Suzanne Bernhardt and Roosje Verschoor. Suzanne and Roosje are concerned with the increasing speed and decreasing transparency of production processes worldwide. What if we don’t know where our food comes from? What if we forget the journey?

The Struggle is Real shows their research that has its roots in the Marowijne area in Suriname. Here they came across the production of their favorite local dish Podosiri, also known as the açaí-berry. In this exhibition we will move across different geographies, histories and systems of knowledge, challenging the spiritual and economic powers that circulate this berry.

On the night of November 15th, Suzanne and Roosje will present their explorations through the different forms and actors that podosiri actually meets on its road. From its intense production process in the interior of Suriname to a compressed shot of health in Amsterdam, we will explore the contradictions of two cultures united in this superfruit. Roosje has worked as an artist in residence at AGALAB to produce ink from Podosiri and experiment with printing processes. Suzanne fused together river clays from Suriname and the Netherlands to create bowls in which several podosiri dishes will be served.

The dinner will be prepared in collaboration with Axe & Porridge (Sander Uitdehaag and Veniamin Kazachenko). The spontaneously combusted duo Axe & Porridge operates both as artists and chefs. The ability to appropriate both artistic and culinary domains ‘en flux’ by cooking in a guerrilla style, improvising and meeting new people, characterizes the duo. Exploring the interstice, Axe & Porridge have been providing the menu for the different events of Side Dish.

Dinner 15 November 19.00 – 22.30

Exhibition open on 16,21,22,23 November 2019

Book your seat here. Tickets are including dinner and talks.

Side Dish is supported by Amsterdam Fund of the Arts and the Municipality of Amsterdam. 

MEYHANE [mɛjhɑːnɛ]; is derived from the Persian words Mey (wine) and Hane (house).

Meyhane is a traditional restaurant historically found in Turkey, Iran and the Balkan region. It is all about sharing a selection of mezes accompanied by alcohol, usually Raki, at large tables with friends. This, of course, includes lots of singing, eating and socializing with other table companions; therefore providing a meeting point where thoughts and stories collide.

Corridor Project Space uses this ritual of sharing a meal as the basis for an art event. These events use food as a foundation for intercultural exchange. During each event they host a different participant(s) to tell us about their experience.

PARTICIPANTS at Meyhane in 2014-2018;

Rosa Sijben (Artist), Fraser Stewart (Artist), Müge Yılmaz (Artist), Servet Kocyigit (artist), Alessandra TronconeHarald Den Breejen (Artist), David Bernstein (Artist), Christine Bax (Writer & Artist), Sara Giannini (Curator), Giovanni Giaretta (Artist), Aylin Kuryel (Academist & Activist), Massimo Benvegnù (Film Critic), Pierfrancesco Gava (Artist), Angela Jerardi (Curator), Sara Bjarland (Artist), Müge Yılmaz (Artist)
Ehsan Fardjadniya (Artist), Doran Schmaal (Schmall Gallery), Walt Van Beek (Artist, W-O-L-K-E), Lora Sariaslan (Curator), Foundation Simulacrum
STAY WITH ME (MEYHANE)

THE BONE THAT WAS A STONE (MEYHANE)

MEYHANE AT CORRIDOR PROJECT SPACE

THE VOICE AS AN OBJECT VOICE V (MEYHANE)

THE VOICE AS AN OBJECT VOICE IV (MEYHANE)

THE VOICE AS AN OBJECT VOICE III (MEYHANE)

THE VOICE AS AN OBJECT VOICE II (MEYHANE)

THE VOICE AS AN OBJECT VOICE I (MEYHANE)