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8. - 10. October: Chania
Europe`s Kitchen Chania with Mischa Leinkauf

For Europe`s Kitchen in Chania, Mischa Leinkauf, together with students from the TU Chania, built three tables from found materials, placed them in a public square and created a meeting place for three days where people ate, drank and discussed Europe together.

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One City. Three Tables. Three Days.

This was Europe`s Kitchen Chania:

 EU 2020 - Europe's kitchen - Chania Day 1 © Goethe-Institut

Day one

 EU 2020 - Europe's kitchen - Chania Day 2 © Goethe-Institut

Day two

Chania Day three © Herr Willie

Day three

The philoxenia experiment

How strangers made friends and became closer because they aren’t so strange after all











About the artist

Berlin born and based artist Mischa Leinkauf deals with the hidden possibilities of urban environments and various kinds of limitations of spaces through borders, rules and architecture. Through interventions in quasi-natural systems of order, he provokes situations that create temporary confusion and open up spaces for a possible recoding. His actions are subversive antics in the unruly and playful Debordian tradition of the dérive, but here the experiential immediacy and spontaneity is counterbalanced by a conceptual framework of precise planning and execution. Leinkauf has received numerous awards worldwide and exhibited internationally at venues such as Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Japan, Helsinki Art Museum, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Kunstmuseum Bonn and Manifesta 11.

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