Exhibition days and time: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am – 6pm.
Taking the food-based practice of artist Inês Neto dos Santos as a starting point, Tender Touches will present an immersive installation in an unconventional space where everything – from the food to the furniture and the cutlery – is an artwork. This is the inaugural project in Edible Goods, a new exhibition series that draws on the culture of experimentation at the core of Open Space, to explore food as a medium in contemporary art practice.
Blurring the lines between the gallery, the studio and the dining room, the project will host a series of talks, dinners, readings and performances. These will take place among new commissions produced by a group of international emerging artists. Tender Touchestakes food as a catalyst for conversation and discussion, questioning the dynamics of exhibition spaces. Visitors will be invited to use their senses to experience artworks as functional objects, and to engage with food as they might view the art. By encouraging a multi-sensory experience, Tender Touches dissolves barriers between audience and artworks, while exploring overarching themes of body, flesh and boundaries.
Tender Touches is one of four projects in Open Space’s 2019 programme, which explores the idea of Space without spaces.