JSC BERLIN: Performance dinner by Caique Tizzi
Doors open 7 p.m.
Dinner starts 7:30 p.m.
76 Euros per person for 4-course-menu (alcoholic beverages not included)
In celebration of the group exhibition at dawn—and responding to the conceptual parameters of Piña, Why is the Sky Blue? by Stephanie Comilang and Simon Speiser—Berlin-based artist Caique Tizzi will stage a multi-course performative dinner titled Tropical Anthology, a singing dinner.
Hosted in the exhibition space, guests will experience an evening of food, song, and poetry revolving around fruit, plants, spices, and edibles from tropical latitudes, including the pineapple (piña), which is not only central to Comilang and Speiser’s installation but to the individual artists’ personal histories between the Philippines, Ecuador, and Brazil. Here, Tizzi examines how foods indigenous to the Americas came to be transformed into ciphers of colonialism and the commodity exchange between different imperial outposts. In other words, food becomes a medium or lens to understand these intertwined pasts, creating a sensual experience that grasps at both the culinary and geopolitical complexities that exist within them.
Between leather tablecloths, rotating pineapples, and a sculptural display where food drapes over metal arms, Tropical Anthology, a singing dinner is an occasion not only to commune and eat, but to reinscribe different registers of levity, pleasure, joy, and resistance to the experience and appreciation of food from the Americas.
With a sculptural display by a Piece of Furniture, a musical performance by Fernanda Farah, and a chocolate moment in collaboration with pars Pralinés by Kristiane Kegelmann.
CAIQUE TIZZI is an artist, cook, and event organizer who lives and works in Berlin. The focus of his practice revolves around an artistic approach to food, where the kitchen becomes part studio, part laboratory. His culinary experiences aim to create rituals around the table, dramatizing the ordinary and mundane acts of eating together. In 2011, Tizzi co-founded Agora Collective in Berlin and developed its artistic and food platforms until 2019. Since 2017, Caique Tizzi has been organising Babes Bar together with Adam Fearon. Tizzi has collaborated and contributed with his work for organisations like the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlinische Galerie, Martin Gropius Bau, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Medialab Prado Madrid, Berlin Art Week amongst others.