Olafur Eliasson is one of the most recognized contemporary artists in the world, and his Berlin studio is one of the most important of the art scene, an incubator of research and experimentation. Every day, 90 people gather around a participatory lunch, eco-friendly, organic, and experimental, feeding both their stomach but also the thinking and creative studio process. All these meals are related in Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen, on top of 100 vegetarian and organic recipes, with the vegetables picked up from the garden installed on the roof of the studio.
Divided into nine chapters – studio, body, plants, seeds, micro-organisms, DNA, minerals, universe – the book also invites chefs, scientists, artists, writers to interact on these various topics. These contributions highlight the importance of food and the ecosystem developed by the studio. “Cooking is all about taking care of others. It is a sign of generosity and hospitality that creates a link, enriches relationships and translates thoughts into dishes. The kitchen has a history of giving and sharing. When we cook, we use the world while producing it. While eating, we participate in this universe by bringing light into our body.” Olafur Eliasson
Studio Olafur Eliasson
Phaidon editions / 368 pages
available on May 15th