THE COCKTAIL PIECE, 2014


The Cocktail Piece

is a documentary exhibition of a cocktailparty that was hosted by David Bergé on oct 1st 2014.

In 1938, Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, invited exiled European architects, designers and students to join him for a summer in Cape Cod (Massachusetts, USA). Out of this summer gathering grew a movement of the prime protagonists of modern architecture, like Marcel Breuer, Serge Chermayeff and Paul Weidlinger, who built houses for themselves and their friends.

In October 2014, while invited as artist in residency at the Cape Cod Modern House trust, David Bergé developed The Cocktail Piece, as a critical spatial re-enactment and examination of the particular history of the artistic Cape Cod movement.

presented as vitrine #48,
at bibliotheek sint-lukas, Brussels
nov 27 - dec 19, 2014

production:
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPANDED, with the support of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, the Flemish Authorities and Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek.

Acknowledgements:
Tülay Atak, Duks Koschitz, Peter Mc Mahon, Catherine Chermayeff, Jana Johanna Haeckel, Zac Rose, Lieven de Boeck, Philippe Severyns and Michel Kolenberg.

click here for exhibition text

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