The Videoart at Midnight Artists' Cookbook

80 of the most renown video artists of our time reveal their favorite recipes. Some simple, others elaborate, yet all to be recreated. And the best thing about this book is that each and every single recipe tells its own personal story.
Have you ever watched Douglas Gordon cook? Do you know Harun Farocki’s favourite dal? Would you like to nibble straight from the pot with Keren Cytter or recreate Agnieszka Polska’s pirogi with trumpets of death?
In the artist cookbook Videoart at Midnight Artists' Cookbook, lovingly curated by Olaf Stüber and his son Anton, 80 of the most renowned video artists of our time reveal their favorite recipes to cook at home. Some are very simple, others elaborate, but all have a personal story. Sometimes it is a short note, sometimes a longer anecdote or just an album photo.
'Encounters with art, whether when viewing individual works, curating and installing exhibitions or in conversations with other art enthusiasts, always mean exchange, food for thought, reorientation, and regularly also departing from safe terrain,' so Olaf Stüber.
'Sharing a meal played a central role in many of these encounters: I have always been passionate about cooking at home for family and friends. Many new ideas and projects have developed from this. I also often cooked with artists in my gallery, which I ran in Berlin for several years. We would dine until the wee hours, tables bending, and sometimes a collector would buy something in the middle of the night. But I also enjoy being cooked for and being surprised by artists with their creations from the stove. Friendships have developed in this way and often long-term collaborations, too. And last but not least, we all know and enjoy it: sitting together with friends at a long table in the evening after an exhibition opening, after a day at the Venice Biennale or Art Basel, exchanging views on what we have seen, planning new things or simply celebrating art and life.'
What do the 80 artists of the book Videoart at Midnight Artists' Cookbook have in common? They came from all over the world to live, work and exchange ideas in Berlin. Some stayed, some moved on. But all of them contributed to the vitality and diversity of Berlin’s art scene—and they have all been guests at Videoart at Midnight.
For this 'format', Olaf Stüber and Ivo Wessel invite artists once a month to show their works on the big screen of the legendary Babylon cinema in Berlin-Mitte. The aim of Videoart at Midnight is to create an internationally visible platform for artists living in Berlin.
Sunday, September 20th, 2020, 16 – 18 Uhr / 4 – 6 pm
Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art / Auditorium
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128 10969 Berlin
Come by, with friends and relatives, to celebrate with us and to get your pre-sale copy.
The Videoart at Midnight Artists’ Cookbook
ISBN 978-3-7356-0725-6
22 × 26 cm, 256 Pages, 190 colored illustrations, Hardcover
Languages: English
Editor: Olaf Stüber & Anton Stüber, Videoart at Midnight
Design by Jörg Adam, Adayto, Berlin


(2020-09-16)

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