Ham man for the van Gogh museum, Amsterdam. Inspired by the exhibition ‘Barcelona 1900’ in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, about the art scene in the city of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th century, I wanted to do a Spanish ham tasting of traditional and high quality ham. Inspired by the idea of ‘gesamtkunst’ that was popular in the nineteen hundreds, and intrigued by the sculptural quality of the work of the exhibited artists I came to decide on a ham man. My example was the Dutch flower corso. Huge sculptures covered in flowers that are dragged through the Dutch streets like a carnival every year. Around 1900, Barcelona was called the rose of fire. The 2,5 meter high figure wore 800 roses of ham a night. It was part of a performance building the statue up and slicing the ham in front of the audience that of
course you could try, taste and learn about the different sources.
Experience, Food, Installation, Performance