THE CRITICAL DRINKING CURRICULUM
at Juxtapose Art Fair
with the rubbles of old palaces showed "The Critical Drinking Curriculum" at Juxtapose Art Fair in Aarhus (Denmark) on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September 2023.
“Alcohol is no longer just a drink for me. It is always a social and political substance.”
- Vita Buivid
The “Critical Drinking Curriculum” is an ongoing program that enquires into alcohol’s global political entanglements. The project looks at alcohol as a political substance and a place of intersection for the relationship between the body and the State. It thinks it from the scope of race, gender, class and age, between others; considering how the historical production, trade and consumption of alcohol, together with the cultural codes surrounding these practices, entangle themselves with global politics. The curriculum opens up this entanglement by doing an artistic enquiry into some of the different histories of alcohol production, trade and drinking. The “Critical Drinking Curriculum “takes the form of a cognitive map that delineates local histories’ relation to the global through the everyday object of alcohol as a prism.
The “Critical Drinking Curriculum” is a public program created by Vita Buivid and Hannah O’Flynn. The program takes place in both Berlin and Amsterdam, under the umbrella of “with the rubbles of old palaces”, a cultural space located in Kreuzberg, Berlin.
“Juxtapose Art Fair” is a biennial for organisations run by artists. The word “juxtapose” means to bring together for contrasting effect. At “Juxtapose Art Fair”, we exhibit different artist-run projects side-by-side, so we can better appreciate the different ways in which artists contribute to the larger art world — with galleries, studios, publishing houses, performance groups, research projects, political activism, etc. Juxtapose is a non-commercial art fair. We focus instead on supporting artists. We offer our exhibitors a variety of learning and networking programs, such as our Think Tank discussion groups and Nordic Visitors Program. We also celebrate their work and try to make it more visible to the public through our Platform and Off-Site exhibitions.
You can find out more about the “Juxtapose Art Fair” here.
We thank Juxtapose Art Fair for their invitation.
This project has been supported by Culture Moves Europe.
Disclaimer: This work was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.
*Poster image by Gerrit van Honthorst.