Ólafur Elíasson’s new book celebrates the communal spirit of cooking and creativity. Plus: Hannah Höch, one of the few women artists associated with the Dada movement. And, a walk through Europe’s only Ming garden.
In this edition:
Artist’s Cookbook : The Kitchen
Every day, artist Ólafur Elíasson serves up a home-cooked lunch for his Berlin studio team. The fresh ingredients, he says, “grow in sunlight, we virtually eat sunlight.” Light is also the focus of his artistic work.
High Five: 5 soccer songs
5 songs that are sung in stadia, even though they originaly had nothing whatsoever to do with soccer. A German song ridiculing Bayern Munich, for instance, is a spin-off of a Beatles song.
Brave new work world
Spaces flooded with light, and a game of darts during lunch. Modern architecture is transforming the corporate work place by eliminating hierarchical barriers. The trend doesn’t just have positive side-effects.
Hannah Höch: Grande Dame of Dadaism
A show at Kunsthalle Mannheim celebrates Dadaist artist and collagist Hanna Höch as a revolutionary of the art world. Höch pioneered photomontage as an art form. The retrospective focuses on her post-WWII works.
Europa’s largest Ming garten
The Hortus Haren, Holland's largest and oldest botanical gardens, are also home to an enchanting Chinese garden. It's a replica of a Mandarin garden in Feng Shui style, which was typical of the Ming Dynasty.