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Kunstraum Live

SO SOFT World Tour Exhibition
Fri 6 Dec, 5–10pm (by-invitation)
Sat 7 Dec, 11am–10pm Sun 8 Dec, 11am–8pm

Plum Job
Katie Shannon and Zoe Williams
Friday 13 December, 7-11pm

Benni Bosetto: Ambiente X
with Xenia Perek
Saturday 30 November 2019, 2-6 pm

In Search of Fluid Self
Screening: Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue & Paprika
17 November 2019 4-7 pm

Rebecca Lennon
Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines
Friday 4 October 2019, 7pm  

F U T U R E R I T U A L
Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 September 2019

Demiverse
Friday 13 September 2019, 7pm

William Joys: A One Man Show
6 & 7 Sept 2019, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn
Saturday 25 May 2019, 7–9pm

BEUVERIE EN COMMUN
Wednesday 22 May, 7pm

PERFORMANCE:
Deniz Ünal: Characters of Control
Saturday 6 April, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
You Are Good
Saturday 16 March 2019, 7–9pm

BOOK LAUNCH AND SCREENING:
Allusion to a body no longer present
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7–9pm

IN PLATO'S ANUS | GIORGIO SADOTTI
Thursday 28 February 2019, 6–9pm

Rainer Ganahl
Comme des Marxists
8 Dec 2018

Life/Forms 2.0: 'Königin der Nacht’
a performance by Johannes Büttner and Bastian Hagedorn
2 September 2018

Tyler Eash and Sara Rodrigues
Allusion to a body no longer present
2 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial) – Performance
24 March 2018, 7pm

Charismatic Megafauna
in fragments from the shattered toe 4 November 2017

Performances For Pets
Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey
in fragments from the shattered toe
Talk for humans - Saturday 21 October 2017, 5pm
Performances for dogs - Sunday 22 October 2017

Maria Metsalu
in fragments from the shattered toe
25 November 2017

Kunstraum
FIVE YEARS PARTY
Saturday 7 October 2017

Jeremiah Day
THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET
31 May 2017

Johnston Sheard & Nils Alix-Tabeling
How Can You Love Me Knowing That I Could Never Love You? (Part One)
17 June 2017

Beth Collar & Hannah Still
Brainstem Thinking
10 June 2017

Performing Objects
Isabelle Cornaro, Benedict Drew, Anna Franceschini, Iain Hamilton Grant, Rebecca Lennon, Maria Walsh and Zoe Williams
3 June – 4 June 2017

Fiona James
GUTLESS SPEECH (and other impossible thoughts)
11 August 2016

Fay Nicolson
OVER AND OVER PURE FORM
5 August 2016

Morphologies live programme
13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October 2014
Alex Cecchetti, Lucy Clout, Fiona James, Sabel Gavaldon, Gudrun Hasle, Frances Loeffler, Henning Lundkvist, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Gro Sarauw, Vladimir Tomić, Werker Magazine
Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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BEUVERIE EN COMMUN
Wednesday 22 May, 7pm


→ Exhibition: Something soft

‘Beuverie en commun’ (meaning ‘Drinking together’) is a night-long drinking party inspired by Plato’s Symposium (c. 385-370 BC), organised in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Something Soft’: Julie Béna, Susie Green, Zoe Williams and Deniz Ünal.

In order to create an intimate environment of exchange, this is a strictly limited capacity event. Write to rsvp@kunstraum.org.uk to join us.

‘Beuverie en commun’ is curated by Camille Bréchignac & Camille Houzé. Accompanying DJ sets by Giorgio Oniani.

In ancient Greek culture, the symposium or symposion – which literally means ‘drinking together’ – was a party where a group of selected citizens were invited to drink, eat and sing. Throughout the evening, large quantities of wine were served to facilitate the expression of ideas, affects and passions on a chosen thematic.

Held in 416 BC, Plato’s Symposium is the first philosophical work recorded in Western history to formulate a theory of erotic desire. In an attempt to understand the nature of human desire and the aim of loving relationship, Phaedrus, Pausanias, Aristophanes and Socrates delivered elegies of eros, the God of Love and the Greek word for ‘passionate love’ or ‘sexual desire’.

In response to Something Soft’s exploration of the shifting ground between sexuality and intimacy, Kunstraum will restage a version of Plato’s ‘Symposium’, inviting friends, artists, musicians and performers to a banquet party. Aphrodisiac food will be served, followed by a symposion of drinking, readings, music and performance. This event seeks multiple heterogeneous viewpoints, encouraging participants to contribute ideas and material which stretch and expand notions of desire, eroticism and sensuality throughout the evening. ‘Beuverie en commun’ will be dedicated to the reflection on, and imagination of, ideas and activities set against the ideas of accumulation and preservation of control, in favour of experiences of loss, waste, excess and transgression.