“Made in Grunn: Feeding the Senses with Sugar and Salt” was an art and design exhibition project about sugar and salt that I curated for CBK Groningen (Groningen, NL). The art exhibition – “Made of Sugar and Salt” – which focused on the historical, social and economic impact of sugar and salt (trade) within an international context. Participating artists were Margot Benacerraf, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Ed Kashi, Peter Galison & Rob Moss, Polina Medvedeva, Machteld Rullens and Remco Torenbosch.
The design exhibition focused on the (design) possibilities of sugar and salt in a regional context: experienced designers Arne Hendriks, Karlijn Souren and Atelier NL made in new design works in collaboration with the companies Zechstein, NedMag and AkzoNobel while young designers made new design works based in collaboration with the company Suikerunie. All the design works were presented in the former sugar factory in Groningen (NL) and at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week.
The additional program consisted of a design finissage – the Suiker- en Zoutfeest (‘the Sugar and Salt party’) – and an education program.
Partners (for financial and other support) were: Creative Industries Fund NL, Municipality of Groningen, Zechstein & NedMag, AkzoNobel, Suikerunie, MBO Terra, ID3, Stee in Stad and DUDE magazine (media partner).
Exhibition design: Jauke van den Brink.
Press: DUDE (media partner), NRC, Gezinsbode, Libelle.