FRONTGARDEN KITCHEN, 2011

Architect Gitte Juul exhibits FRONTGARDENKITCHEN at the InstantHERLEV Institute.

Opening Monday 22. August 16.30- 18.00 hrs.
Exhibition period: 23. August – 2. Oktober, 2011.
Open all day.
Byskovvej 28. DK -2730 Herlev, tlf: +4526203536. www.instantherlev.dk

InstantHERLEV institute has invited architect Gitte Juul to create an exhibition inspires by the concept of the Danish “parcelhuse” (single family, usually one storey and small garden surrounding the house. Spread through the 50’s and 60’s to become the dominant form of housing for upper working class and middle class). The exhibition aims to demonstrate the dialogue between the public and the private space. With this in mind Gitte Juul has created the exhibition: FRONTGARDENKITCHEN, which aims purposely to span the limits contained in the concepts of “mine” and “yours” and to break down the hierarchy found between inside and outside, indoors and outdoors. The FRONTGARDENKITCHEN is an installation mixing interior and exterior elements such as plants, tools and furniture. The exhibition focuses on the meal as an event – removed from the “parcelhouse”  usual kitchen elements, normally reflecting family togetherness – and brings the kitchen out into public space, abandoning its 60 cm x 60 cm element system, putting instead a series of components, combined in new constellations, taking part in a dialogue between surroundings, plants and people. All the plants are edible and exhibition viewers can walk straight in from the pavement into the front garden and prepare their own salad. In the hedge between the public and private space a long kitchen table has been placed with a kitchen sink, a water hose, a washing up tray, kitchen utensils and garden tools. In the front garden, between flowers and plants, a long dining table has been placed, with benches so exhibition guests can sit and eat their salad.