Presentation:

The Beauty Dinner

Neo Futurist Dinner 11 - With Margherita Soldati, Krisztina Czika and Alice Marie Jeanne

27 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019

The Beauty Dinner explores the relationship between skin and gastronomy in 8 courses. The face masks of artists Margherita Soldati, Krisztina Czika and Chef Alice Héron were created to be applied to skin as well as get eaten, and will be served with delicious plant-based dishes. Eat, play and be spoiled in our culinary beauty salon.

Tickets: Wednesday 27 | Thursday 28 | Friday 29 | Saturday 30

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Cooling Cucumber face dish to hydrate the face, to reduce swelling and to provide a remedy for tired eyes. - Course 7 - Refreshing - Filippo Iannone

Alice Héron

Alice Herón is both artist and chef. She currently works at schuurmanoomkensgrasotti, a restaurant in Amsterdam. In her work she combines food and art with a focus on the way nature is used and consumed. Inspired by growing elements, like plants and fungi, she explores the interaction between design and taste.

To find out more about Alice's work, click here.

Margherita Soldati 

Margherita, resident artist at Mediamatic, explores the relationship between objects and substances in our bodies and senses. She focuses specifically on how this relationship impacts human behaviour. In a society very much focused on the visual, she wants to get people to "see" with their other senses. Her research therefore concentrates on people rather than things, resulting in intimate, personal and interactive work.

To find out more about Margherita's work, click here, or join our Open Tour on Fridays at 16.00 to see her pieces on site.

Krisztina Czika 

Krisztina Czika researches different cosmetic materials and their social, environmental and political role in society. She tries to find new applications for existing materials. in her work she has explored the recycling of cosmetic wax, and the qualities of human hair. 

To find out more about Krisztina's work, click here

Rens Pörtzgen

Rens Pörtzgen is the consulting chef for The Beauty Dinner. He is a chef at restaurant Café de Groen in Arnhem. His dishes are made with much care and attention for both taste and aesthetics. In order to maintain the quality of his dishes, he makes sure the ingredients he uses are as local as possible. 

Neo Futurist Dinners

For the Neo Futurist Dinner series, Mediamatic will invite a number of artists and chefs to present their vision regarding the food of the future. The dinners allow us to question the way in which food, art, science and politics intertwine.

Information: 

Neo Futurist Dinner 11 - The Beauty Dinner 

Doors open at 19:00, dinner starts at 19:30

Adress: Mediamatic, Dijksgracht 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam
Eight course menu: Full price €49,- | Discount €29,-* (including €1, - administration costs) 
Tickets: Wednesday 27 | Thursday 28 | Friday 29 | Saturday 30
Surcharge for alcoholic beverage pairing: € 20,-

*We offer a discount to students and artists. To qualify, please provide us with your kvk nr/portfolio or student card. For questions send an email to neofuturistdinner@mediamatic.nl.

Practicalities

All Neo Futurist Dinners are vegan. If you have questions or want to inform us about allergies, send an e-mail to neofuturistdinner@mediamatic.nl. This dinner is not recommended for people with a nut allergy.

Special thanks to artist Zsofia Kollar, the designer of the mirrors used throughout the entire dinner experience. Zsofia presents materials in different and unexpected perspectives. She quests to understand the relationship between objects and their contexts. She researches the blurry line between fiction and the realms of our reality. The mirror located in the waiting room questions our view on beauty by distorting the reflection of the viewer.

With extra special thanks to Yanqi Huang and Sofia Donaque.

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Guests having tea before the dinner starts - Course 0 - Tea bar Anisa Xhomaqi

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Overview of the long dinner table before the beauty treatments started - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Guests applying coffee on the face - Course 1 - Scrubbing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Taking one of the mirrors to make sure the scrub is on all the right places - Course 1 - Scrubbing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Guests using coffee as a natural exfoliant. - Course 1 - Scrubbing - Filippo Iannone

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Starting with the amuse bouche of beetroot cooked in coffee garnished with toasted buckwheat - Course 1 - Scrubbing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Miso and ginger soup for moisturizing the face - Course 2 - Steaming Anisa Xhomaqi

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Steaming miso and ginger course, served with koolrabi, potato and leek. - Course 2 - Steaming - Filippo Iannone

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Adding extra ginger to the miso soup after a steaming session - Course 2 - Steaming Anisa Xhomaqi

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Krisztina Czika demonstrating how to use the napkin during the dinner experience - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Preparing the exfoliating course with crisps for the topinambour - Course 3 - Exfoliationg Anisa Xhomaqi

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Holding up one of the mirror's by Zsofia Kollar made of recycled wax - Course 3 - Exfoliationg Mirror, mirror in the hand, who's the most exfoliated of the land? Anisa Xhomaqi

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Dinner guests applying the different intensities of the charcoal and oat emulsion on each other's faces - Course 3 - Exfoliationg Anisa Xhomaqi

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Margherita using breat to apply olive oil on her face - Course 4 - Moisturising - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Bread and olive oil - Course 4 - Moisturising - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Blending the the thyme infused oil into the skin with the bread sponges - Course 4 - Moisturizing - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Krisztina eating handmade pasta - Course 5 - Nourishing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Dinner guests taking a selfie while nourishing their skin with fresh spinach pesto - Course 5 - Nourishing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Guest eating the vegetable moisturizer - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Smearing the spinach pesto all over the face - Course 5 - Nourishing - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Keeping an overview during the Beauty Dinner - Course 6 - Detoxing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Guest with edible fruit patches on her face during dinner - Course 6 - Detoxing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Spraying Kvass on one of the face patches - Course 6 - Detoxing - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Putting Edible patches on faces - Course 6 - Detoxing Our skin protects us, but how much do we care for it? As a society, we rely on chemical creams that promise us miraculous results and seem to forget that the skin is an organ, and just like our bellies deserves something yummy and kind. For this 7-course dinner, artists Margherita Soldati, Krisztina Czika, and Chef Alice Herón created edible face masks served with lovely plant-based dishes. Inspired by the natural exfoliants and skin-renewing properties of the many foods around us, this dinner… Filippo Iannone

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Detoxing Radicchio with walnuts, parsley oil and jam - Course 6 - Detoxing Filippo Iannone

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Fruit leather is applied to delicate parts of the face and becomes part of course 6 - Willem Velthoven

With: Yanqi Huang
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The cucumber cubes being served to refresh the warm, detoxed faces - Course 7 - Refreshing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Guests creating their own spoon - Course 7 - Refreshing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Moulding the sugar wax into a spoon to be able to consume the last course - Course 8 - Smoothing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Scooping up the coconut yoghurt with the diy sugar wax spoon - Course 8 - Smoothing Anisa Xhomaqi

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Everybody waxing different body parts during the last course - Course 8 - Smoothing - Anisa Xhomaqi

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The three artists taking in their well deserved applause - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Preparing the fruit leather eye and mouth patches - Course 6 - Detoxing Filippo Iannone