Turkish Snack bar, a project by Laurence Aëgerter.
Turkish Snack bar
After "Public Library", "Golf Club" and "Institute for cultural remembrance and mnemonic practices" a Turkish snack bar will open in the former brothel at Korsjespoortsteeg 23 on June 12. You can order a delicious Turkish pizza or drink an Ayran in Turkish style all night. After midnight the snack bar will be dismantled and the space will await its next transformation.
(A street between Herengracht and Singel, two bridges from Amsterdam Central Station)
from 6 pm until midnight (only open on June 12)
"Opening Soon / Opening Now"
"Opening Soon / Opening Now" is the title of a year project Laurence Aëgerter is developing for RED A.I.R. Korsjespoortsteeg 23 was originally assigned to Aëgerter as a studio. She chose not to use the space as a studio however, but as a place to question her role as an artist in the city's political plans of gentrification in Amsterdam. To research the transitional character of the location, in between brothel and renovated house, she will apply 8 new public and semi-public functions to the space. "Turkish Snack bar" is the fourth episode of the 8 potential functions she will designate to this location.
A series of posters were developed for "Opening Soon / Opening Now" in collaboration with graphic designer Jennifer Skupin. These posters play a central part in the project. The posters inform the passers-by and emphasize the building's continual transformation by graphically showing the sequence of its different functions. Current information is alternately revealed. A series of 18 posters is made into a limited edition of silkscreen prints.
RED A.I.R. (Artists-in-Residence program in the Red Light district) is curated by Angela Serino for Redlight Art Amsterdam, which is organized by the City of Amsterdam and de Key/Principaal, in collaboration with SMBA and Kunstenaars&CO.