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KAFIC: Museum Café GfZK - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture. (Stadsbyggnad, Urban Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1744-6776
2010 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Resource type
Three dimensional object
Physical description [en]

KAFIC was a temporary installation 2010-2014, in form of the museum's café. The interior was built together with visitors of the museum, neighbours, a school class, and volunteers which found us through a call on GfZK's homepage, and in workshops led by empoyees of the museum: the maintenance person and librarian led the textile workshop and the technician led the wood furniture workshops. The museum interior was built through recycling furniture, from donated textiles from Leipzig's twin cities (Addis Abeba, Lyon, Nanjing, Houston, Birmingham, Travnik, etc.). The café was decorated with donated items.

Description [en]

KAFIC takes its inspiration from the spread of the Arabic coffee house tradition all over the world. Bosnian in origin but with its spelling and pronounciation adapted to Slovenian, the word kafic means "corner café". At the core of the project is the meeting between different cultures, processes of transculturation and questions of hospitality and hostility. Leipzig's twin cities have generously donated textiles for GfZK's café (we thank the International Office of the City of Leipzig for their support in retrieving the materials), and different migrant communities in Leipzig participated in the food fair "Leipzig dishes from all over the world" for the opening the project, 10th of September 2010. KAFIC was produced together with many actors opening the museum to a wider audience.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Leipzig, 2010.
Publication channel
GfZK (Museum for Contemporary Art) Leipzig
Keywords [en]
museum's spaces, corner café, Leipzig food from all over the world
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Art, Technology and Design
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-261263OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-261263DiVA, id: diva2:1357469
Projects
Participatory mapping, funded by vr artistic research grant
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

The research for the project was generously funded be vetenskapsrådet - the Swedish Research Council, workshops and materials have been funded by GfZK and the International Office of the city of Leipzig, travels were supported by the Slovenian ministry of culture and konstnärsnämnden - the Swedish Arts Grants Program.

Available from: 2019-10-03 Created: 2019-10-03 Last updated: 2019-10-11Bibliographically approved

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