Join artists Bea Bonafini and Inês Neto dos Santos for a supper club in the form of a Greek tragicomedy, taking inspiration from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. A banquet of chaos and surprise! In collaboration with The Moodboard theatre company.
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This artist Supper Club is part of the programme of events for Tender Touches, an exhibition curated by Huma Kabakci and Inês Neto dos Santos at AMP Gallery, 17 May - 30 June 2019. Tender Touches takes the form of an ‘art cafe’ where everything – from the food to the furniture and tableware – is both a functional object and an artwork. Drawing on the food-based practice of Inês Neto dos Santos, the exhibition blurs the boundaries between the studio, the gallery and the dining room, using food as a catalyst for conversation and debate.
Bea Bonafini is an Italian, London-based artist with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (2016) and a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art (2014). Solo and Two-person shows include Renata Fabbri Milan, Zabludowicz Collection, Lychee One, Post_Institute, The Rectory Projects, and Fieldworks Gallery. Group shows include the Italian Cultural Institute London by ARTUNER, Sans Titre (2016) Paris, Galerie Bessières Paris, José de la Fuente Santander, J Hammond Projects, Roaming Projects, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Kingsgate Workshop, Pump House Gallery, Ladybeck Leeds, Gallery 46, Tramps Gallery, Lychee One, and Cob Gallery. Residencies include Platform Southwark Studio Residency (2018), FiBRA Colombia (2018), Fieldworks Studio Residency (2017), Villa Lena (2016) and The Beekeepers Residency (2015).
Inês Neto dos Santos (b. Lisbon, 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist based in London and is co-curator of Tender Touches. She studied at the Royal College of Art (2016) and London College of Communication (2013). Her practice stands between performance and installation - using food, people and spaces as metaphors and prompts for discussion and conversation. Neto dos Santos explores the stories and performative actions behind eating, feeding, and cooking. She has exhibited internationally, including Lisbon, Porto, Madrid, Athens and London.
The Moodboard is a theatre company based in London, England and was founded by Tom and Simon who met onstage at the infamous clown school École Philippe Gaulier during a performance of the Pinter anti-war sketch "Precisely". Influenced by clown, sketch, improvisation and theatrical absurdism The Moodboard specialise in live performance that both revels in and acknowledges the conceits of theatre to make for a unique and thrilling experience. The Moodboard is currently in production with an adaptation of GK Chesterton's absurdist thriller "The Man who was Thursday" which is previewing in London during 2019. Both Simon and Tom also perform independently and have appeared in theatre and international comedy festivals.
Official Link: https://www.openspacecontemporary.com/