Location: Caffè Quadri, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10 am
Coffee/& is a performance that focuses on the concept of accumulation in its temporal sense and the participation of Jack Sal in his activities in Venice. In this new action conceived for the 55. Biennale of Venice, an event that has become a constant for the American artist who, since 1997 has organized his performances in the "Ponga Room" of the historic cafe and transforms it into an ideally traced picture frame in which space and time interact with the number 7. Without necessarily calling into question the symbolism of this number, between esotericism and magic, the 7 is the sum of the performances that Sal has created over time in this place; drinking coffee and using photographic POP Printing Out Paper.
"Coffee and" is also an expression in the English language to invite one for a coffee and a little something extra. In this way, the performance speaks in a symbolic way of all previous appointments by using the cups of coffee, and their position in the action of the performance, metaphorically drawing a map of the world that is the journey of the artist.
In addition will be presented the non-profit project Cake in support of BAIT AL KARAMA, edited by Manuela De Leonardis in collaboration with Marimo - Brandlife designers and M.Th.I. Music Theatre International in which nineteen international artists (including Jack Sal) present their work in combination with a found object (an old recipe book written in Arabic and French) and its contents.