AN ARTY WEEKEND IN THE BRANDENBURG COUNTRYSIDE — CERAMICS AND CUISINE AT BIESENTHAL

AN ARTY WEEKEND IN THE BRANDENBURG COUNTRYSIDE — CERAMICS AND CUISINE AT BIESENTHAL

 

Every summer, Berlin art lovers make the 40-minute pilgrimage north to Biesenthal in Naturpark Barnim. The Brandenburg village is home to a former mill that is now a hotspot for contemporary art. The 2021 edition focuses on a medium that is currently much in favor: ceramics. Curators Tjioe Meyer Hecken, Jakub Kubica and Elizaveta Petrova have brought together works by eight artists for a group exhibition that runs until the beginning of August. One of the artists involved is designer and sculptor Yasmin Bawa, who experiments with hemp and clay. Bawa and her colleague Margaret Rae Flatley will be giving first-hand insights into their practice with a workshop this weekend (24–25.07.2021). Over two days, you will learn to create and fire a so-called dorodango – a perfectly-shaped sphere which is a Japanese art form. The exhibition is accompanied by a culinary program that is no less exciting: on Sunday Laura Iriondo from catering firm Taube Grau is offering a four-course picnic menu. Sound artist Samuel Hertz will provide musical accompaniment as you enjoy the fresh summer lunch from tiffin picnic boxes. Natural wines come courtesy of Nature’s Calling with sweet treats from Pars chocolates to finish up the feast.

Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Art Biesenthal, Pars Pralinen & Margaret Rae Flatley

Wehrmühle Biesenthal, Wehrmühlenweg 8, 16359 Biesenthal; map
Shapes of Comfort, until 08.08.2021, Fri–Sun 12–20h
Tickets for the workshop on 24. & 25.07 are available online.
Fortuna Forest – four-course picnic menu from Taube Grau, Sun 25.07.

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