AHC x Performa Biennial 2023 : Søren Aagaard : Cafe Zero – A nomadic smoke and fermentation house with no seasons
AHC has commissioned the visual artist Søren Aagaard to produce a brand new, audience-involving work: Cafe Zero – a surreal cooking session. The audience is invited to attend the preparation of a menu of locally sourced food products, as performers present a dystopian kitchen conversation, dressed in uniforms designed in collaboration with the Danish designer Anne Sofie Madsen.
The performance will take place on:
8 November at 6.00 - 10.30PM
9 November at 6.00 - 10.30PM
Founded in 2003 by the internationally acclaimed art historian RoseLee Goldberg, Performa New York is one of the world’s leading performance art biennials. This year, Art Hub Copenhagen has entered into an exciting collaboration with Performa, inviting eight artists from both Denmark and abroad to take part in this November’s three-week-long performance programme.
ABOUT SØREN AAGAARD:
Søren Aagaard (b. 1980, DK) is a trained chef and artist who works with video, sculpture, performance, and installation art. Especially food and the meal as a temporally and performative event are important parts of Aagard’s practice. Through his interest in specific products and cultural, sociological, and culinary history of different places, Aagaard speaks about phenomena of our time such as climate change, social hierarchies, and the worship of nostalgia and genius in the art and culinary world. Aagaard is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Art in 2013 and has also studied at Malmö Art Academy. The last five years, he has shown his work and participated extensively in international exhibitions, cooking projects, and film festivals.