Benjamim’s Kitchen. Marisa Benjamim expands the exhibition space of Galerie Wedding by turning the usually restricted back room/the gallery kitchen into Benjamim’s Kitchen – a spatial installation that is a garden, a site of memory and a petal laboratory. Her longterm exploration and artistic interest in falling leaves (in drawings) and edible flowers and petals (in performances), her history, its depiction and use as well as the kitchen as a social space represent the focus of the artist’s work. The architecture of the gallery is reminiscent of a greenhouse and offers a suitable temporary home for her plants. Their culinary preparation is an important part of Bemjamim’s artistic practice.
Photos by Andrés Galeano