Exploring food through art

28 Sep 2012
7 Oct 2012

Watertanden is an exhibition about the experience of food. Does a strawberry taste the same on a picnic as it does in a perspiring porta potty? What does your grocery basket reveal about your wishes and desires? And how does the smell of food influence memories? The exhibition Watertanden (mouthwatering) explores the curious and creative side of food - bypassing, we promise, calorie counters, diet tips and poisonous antioxidants.


Andreia, Renske en Karlijn - Persfoto voor het boek Watertanden.


We need food to survive, but there's so much more to it than that. What defines an eating experience? Taste, surroundings, genes, company? How can we use food to comfort, manipulate, and form our identities? The exhibition is a food-based obstacle course, inviting you to experiment and taste.


Watertanden boek presentatie in de Van Gendthallen - Barbara Mair


Watertanden boek presentatie in de Van Gendthallen -

Andreia, Renske, Karlijn

Andreia, Renske, and Karlijn spent three years investigating the importance of food. The more answers they found, the more questions were raised. They've taken stock and are presenting the results-so-far as Watertanden, a book and exhibition.

Karlijn Souren is a product- and food designer, Andreia Costa is a photographer and graphic designer, and Renske de Greef is a writer and nrc.next-columnist.

More information

Read more about the festive opening on September 27 here.

The exhibition runs from September 28 - October 7 at Mediamatic Fabriek on the Oostenburgereiland in Amsterdam. It's open daily from 12:00 - to 18:00. Tickets: €5,- for adults (incl. membership), kids and 70+ half price. Free for Mediamatic and Subbacultcha members. The exhibition is in Dutch.

This project is made possible by Mondriaan Fonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.