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With Alex NIKOLIC and Mohamed MOUAZ

Wednesday, the 13th of September, 12 pm – 6 pm
Thursday, the 14th of September, 4 pm – 8 pm Iaşi
Al. Lăpuşneanu Street
No. 7-9

“It is a standard in American economic and political language to speak of an instigation of some new business as of a creation of jobs. The creativity itself is thus related to the economic activity and various forms of production. On the other hand, the notion of creativity is traditionally assigned to artists, innovators, entrepreneurs in new technologies, which all together compose the 'creative class' of today. What happens when these two domains of creation meet and collide or just pass by or simply miss each-other? How the creativity is implied and maintained in the 'free market' of services, goods, or labor itself. We invite all creative people to discuss these issues in the conceptual and nutritional frame of the Migrant kitchen, a project initiated by artist collective BOEM* (one of its founders is Alexander Nikolic), run by the MIGRANT KITCHEN collective and daily probed/tested/evaluated at the market of myriad more or less exotic caterings in what is considered to be one of the best towns to live in today – a cosmopolitan Vienna. Let’s try to dig into collision of thinking together: is it possible to initiate and run such an enterprise with a focus on non-hierarchical decision/making and co-management?

The discussion will take forms of: public interviews; recipe-exchange; on-the-spot analyses of political, economic, artistic, cultural, social aspects of entrepreneurship today; materialist and idealist aspects of creation, consumption; and – a last middle class supper.” (Nebojša Milikić and Noa Treister)

MIGRATING KITCHEN is a collective of workers, refugees, artists, activists and theoreticians that are offering catering service in Vienna.

Alexander NIKOLIC is an artist and an activist who works and lives in Vienna. He is the initiator of the projects: Under the Bridge - Belgrade, SLUM-TV, BOEM*. BOEM* was awarded in 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture with the Award for Intercultural Dialogue. Alexander Nikolic is a collaborator of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Serious Pop - the artistic approach of Southeastern Europe).

Special guest curator: NOA TREISTER

A LAST MIDDLE CLASS SUPPER is part of THE GLITTER(Y) AND THE MISERY OF THE EUROPEAN MIDDLE CLASSES, a project organized by Iasi between June and November 2017.

Among Participants: Noa Treister, Ovidiu Pop, Ana Vilenica, Andreea Cioară, Dan Acostioaei, h.arta, BOEM*&Migrating Kitchen, Bojana Piškur & Đorđe Balmazović, Katarzyna Bielińska-Kowalewska & Zbigniew Marcin-Kowalewski, Ovidiu Gherasim-Proca, Sönke Hallmann & Inga Zimprich and Smaranda Ursuleanu.

Co-curators of the project are: Nebojša Milikić, Livia Pancu and Florin Bobu.
Project Partner: Oberliht Association, Chişinău.

Design: Andrei Timofte

Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.
This project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how project results can be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.

The main partner of is Erste Foundation.