Pizza Is God

  • Artists:
    Marco BruzzoneSimon M. BenedictJohn BaldessariJennifer ChanPizza G8R. CrumbSimon Dybroe MøllerTony MatelliTorben RibeCory ArcangelClaude ViallatJonas LundDaniel van StraalenDarren BaderPaul BarschLars Bent PetersenKatherine BernhardtJohn BockChris BradleyTom FriedmanUffe IsolottoThomas JudischMartin KippenbergerReena SpaulingsSpencer SweeneySebastian Schmieg
  • Date:
    16.2. to 20.5.2018
  • Venue:

Pizza is cult, pop culture and part of art history. The NRW Forum Düsseldorf is the first exhibition house in the world to dedicate itself to the pop phenomenon of pizza with the exhibition “Pizza is God” from 16 February to 20 May 2018.

 

This year, Italy has submitted a request to UNESCO to include pizza in the list of intangible assets on the World Heritage List. The Düsseldorf band Antilopen Gang also dedicated a veritable anthem to her this year. The first Pizza Pavilion was opened at the Venice Biennale in 2015. As one of the most popular memes, pizzas have long been available everywhere on the net. What is the fascination of pizza?

 

The international group exhibition “Pizza is God” at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf explores the cultural significance and iconic power of pizza – including works by John Baldessari, Paul Barsch, Simon M. Benedict, Jennifer Chan, R. Crumb, Uffe Isolotto, Simon Dybroe Møller, Pizza G8, Marco Bruzzone, Tony Matelli, Torben Ribe, Claude Viallat, Cory Arcangel & Michael Frumin, Jonas Lund, Thomas Judisch and Daniel van Straalen.

 

Painting, photography, net art, video and performances: artists have been dealing with the cult object of pizza for decades and negotiate the social and aesthetic themes of their time. Pizza is God “presents the recent visual history of pizza as well as current works by contemporary young artists.

Pizza Pavilion: IRL By Luc Fuller / Foto: Paul Barsch

Uffe Isolotto & Sixten Starck, Pixxa Splice, 2013

Jennifer Chan, Big Sausage Pizza II, 2013

Marco Bruzzone, Sending Out For You, 2014

Paul Barsch, Pizza Voyeur, 2014

Pizza Is God

  • Artists:
    Marco BruzzoneSimon M. BenedictJohn BaldessariJennifer ChanPizza G8R. CrumbSimon Dybroe MøllerTony MatelliTorben RibeCory ArcangelClaude ViallatJonas LundDaniel van StraalenDarren BaderPaul BarschLars Bent PetersenKatherine BernhardtJohn BockChris BradleyTom FriedmanUffe IsolottoThomas JudischMartin KippenbergerReena SpaulingsSpencer SweeneySebastian Schmieg
  • Date:
    16.2. to 20.5.2018
  • Venue:

Pizza is cult, pop culture and part of art history. The NRW Forum Düsseldorf is the first exhibition house in the world to dedicate itself to the pop phenomenon of pizza with the exhibition “Pizza is God” from 16 February to 20 May 2018.

 

This year, Italy has submitted a request to UNESCO to include pizza in the list of intangible assets on the World Heritage List. The Düsseldorf band Antilopen Gang also dedicated a veritable anthem to her this year. The first Pizza Pavilion was opened at the Venice Biennale in 2015. As one of the most popular memes, pizzas have long been available everywhere on the net. What is the fascination of pizza?

 

The international group exhibition “Pizza is God” at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf explores the cultural significance and iconic power of pizza – including works by John Baldessari, Paul Barsch, Simon M. Benedict, Jennifer Chan, R. Crumb, Uffe Isolotto, Simon Dybroe Møller, Pizza G8, Marco Bruzzone, Tony Matelli, Torben Ribe, Claude Viallat, Cory Arcangel & Michael Frumin, Jonas Lund, Thomas Judisch and Daniel van Straalen.

 

Painting, photography, net art, video and performances: artists have been dealing with the cult object of pizza for decades and negotiate the social and aesthetic themes of their time. Pizza is God “presents the recent visual history of pizza as well as current works by contemporary young artists.