After the earth… the stars – Campari Club / München, October 29 / RM BASICS

Campari Club is a synonym for mythical irregularities. Originally founded in a hotel room in Oslo during the outburst of a volcano that stopped all possible flights in and out of the place, it has been staged in other cities like Berlin at Hotel Savoy and next year at Locanda Montin in Venice. Initially, it celebrated those days of nomadism and inebriation in agreeable company, surrounded by what until then, 2010, was considered a liqueur out-of-favor: Campari.

Agreeable companions have transformed the Campari Club into an artists program. However, who would be called its head curator, Sara Løve Dadadottir, remains to be seen as the Grande Dame that enjoys being stranded in agreeable places. The forty persons that witnessed the Berliner Edition enjoyed a performance by Hanne Lippard, while Louise Thomas’ paintings took over the walls and Zoë Claire Miller the furniture of the room and bathtub.

The spatial relations the Campari Club makes between the phenomenon of experience and fictional agreements float between artworks, gestures and conversations. It is then, when we are forced to swing the perception of ourselves by existing within the myth of the Campari Club and the time slot given: It is only a short, 3-hour-lasting event.

Løve Dadadottir ties up meanings beyond idiosyncratic parameters that normally constitute an art exhibition and the roles behind it to be fullfilled. Intimacy and openness go hand in hand here, while the state of the host and the guest may remain clear. That means a respectful treatment of the context, the external, established rules and the voids to be enriched with loose, own associations. As the purest form of hospitality, Campari Club may surprise and shelter your expectations. 

Connecting everything by previous knowledge, observations and believes is the Campari Club favorite exercise: After deciding to make the Munich event at the planetarium, Sara Løve Dadadottir found an Italian advertising poster of Campari during the sixties, with a watercolor drawing of the earth with the slogan:

‚After the earth…the stars‘

Don’t you think that means a lot? As it was meant to be. The Campari Club, however, keeps the expectations of the contemporary art world in the background, transforming the pursuit of bringing art works and the rest of things in the world together even more playful than it could ever be.

The sky above and the constellations given by the Astrotnomist Katharina Enszenberger inspired us to ask ourselves: 'How did the sky look like in 1860?' - the year of Campari’s creation. Benjamin Mirwald from the Volkssternwarte in Munich explained, it actually looked quite the same. The planetarium's projection machine can go back to that year and recreate the heavens - but the light of the stars of 1860 has only just reached earth. A special screening has been dedicated to this circumstances, and will be shown on October 29th during the Münchner edition of Campari Club.

Please join us at the Planetarium on Saturday, October 29th from 4-7pm.
RSVP ONLY The screening will begin at 5pm. To be added on the list, email info@campari-club.com

Bayerische Volkssternwarte München
Rosenheimer Str. 145H
81671 München