Along with the book presentation there will be a presentations of new works by Daniel Spoerri and drawings, guaches and editions by Meret Oppenheim.
The publication Koch: Lust: Kunst. A collage about, with and with Meret Oppenheim, 2017 edition cladestin is consisting of a slipcase with four cahiers which among other contents include collected recipes by Meret Oppenheim, theoretical essays, cooking recipes by Daniel Spoerri and texts by Heike Eipeldauer, René Simmen, Daniel Spoerri and Konrad Tobler.
Meret Oppenheim was born on October 6, 1913 in Berlin. Already in her teens she decidedherself to art, and in 1933 she traveled to Paris with a friend who was a painter. There she met Alberto Giacometti and Hans Arp, Man Ray photographed them on a printing press in the cycle of images Érotique voilée, which earned her the reputation of the muse of the Surrealists. In 1936 she moved back to Basel. In 1956, costumes and masks for Daniel Spoerri's production of Picasso's play How to Pack Your Wishes on the tail. She lived and works alternately in Paris, Bern and Carona. In 1981, during Oppenheim's lifetime, Galerie Krinzinger exhibited Meret Oppenheim in the gallery space for the first time. In 1997 she organized a retrospective, which was shown at the gallery in Vienna at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden and the Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland. Meret Oppenheim's work spans an incredible variety of disciplines, styles and materials. She drew, painted, wrote poetry, created objects and collages and designed furniture, clothes and jewelery. Meret Oppenheim was one of the most unusual artists of the 20th century. Oppenheims often simple languge in drawing proofs the virtue of the importance of immediancy in art. These characteristics of the drawing are to a great extent contrary to Oppenheim's artistic attitude, which is characterized by openness, directness and intuition.
Daniel Spoerri (co-founder of "Nouveau Réalisme") was born in 1930 in Galati, Romania. In the past 78 years he lived and worked in Romania, Switzerland, France, New York , Greece, Germany, Italy and Austria. In addition to numerous international solo and group exhibitions, he realized major projects such as the founding of a restaurant in Düsseldorf (1968) and the invention of the "Eat Art" as well as the exhibition principle "Musée sentimental". From 1978 to 1989 Daniel Spoerri taught in Cologne and Munich. From 1989 he devoted himself to a new major project: a 14-acre sculpture garden in southern Tuscany "Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri - Hic Terminus Haeret". In 2007 he opened the "Spoerri Exhibition Center" in Hadersdorf am Kamp (Lower Austria).
The name Daniel Spoerri is first associated with his tableaux piège . The artist himself defined this object-assemblage, which emerged in the early 1960s: "Objects in random, ordinary or untidy situations are fixed to their random base (table, box, drawer, etc.) in the exact situation in which they are found , (..) by explaining the result to the image, horizontal becomes vertical. Example: The remains of a meal are fixed on the table and hung against the wall. Daniel Spoerri applies the trapping principle in different contexts; For example, under the title "artist palettes" he fixed work tables of friendly artists or stuck the contents of drawers with everything he found in them. Looking back, Spoerri calls this "test drilling". He always wanted to show a piece of reality. Also flea market stands belonged to it. With the series of flea market trap pictures, the object artist, takes up one of his ideas of 1966 again.