Their love and passion for cooking, art and other artists inspired the Swiss artist duo Jahic / Roethlisberger to start a book project with the aim of collecting the favorite recipes of their artist colleagues. So two years ago, Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger sent a template to artists such as Erwin Wurm, Hermann Nitsch, Otobong Nkanga, Daniel Knorr, Toiletpaper, Joe Baer, Olaf Breuning, Pedro Reyes, John Bock, Subodh Gupta, Anton Henning, Sarah Oppenheimer, Alicja Kwade, and many others. What they got back are not only the recipes, but also accompanying drawings, collages and photographs by the participating artists.
In the end, 81 artists participated in the project that was presented by Jahic / Roethlisberger at Rirkrit Tiravanija's installation “Do we dream under the same sky” at Art Basel 45. The book is now available and the artists' originals will stay together as a one-off book that was auctioned off on 20th November 2015 at the gallery von Bartha in Basel, Switzerland, benefiting the charitable foundation “Viva Con Agua”.
We met with Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger on the occasion of the charity auction. In this video, they talk about the idea behind the project and its realization, and show us the recipes of Olafur Eliasson, Marina Abramovic, Tobias Rehberger, and Kristof Kintera. Finally, they also share with us some funny anecdotes.
Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger: Artists' Recipes – An Art / Cooking Project with Recipes and Images by more than 80 International Artists / Charity Auction at von Bartha, Basel. Basel (Switzerland), November 20, 2015.
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