Kunstgeschichte als Brotbelag

Marie Sophie Hingst

Kunstgeschichte als Brotbelag

112 pages

First day of sale: 18.01.2021
ISBN 978-3-8321-9963-0



ca 100 4/c illustrations
ca. 128 pages, 14 cm x 17 cm
Spring 2019

“A Toast to Art” Spiegel Online

“There are funnier subjects than art history. And there are funnier things than sand-wich toppings. But there is not a lot that is as funny as the combination of both.” Süddeutsche Zeitung Jetzt

“Blogger Marie Sophie Hingst puts tomato and cheese on a slice of bread – and starts a fabulously artistic online trend. Apologists of the pure theory have to be very brave now. Great art is descended from the holy walls of the museums and is arrived on a slice of bread.” Die tageszeitung taz

“Those who until now regarded works of art as something holy, to which you may only react with a knowing respectful nod, have to be very strong now.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Don’t Play With Your Food!
Never before so many people took such an effort to fill their sandwich: with a well-stocked fridge, a virtuous stroke of the kife and a good touch of humour many bread-artists took a chance at well-known masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo or Joseph Beuys. Some surprisingly close to the original like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Ear Ring made of pork sausage and pear on rye bread, some with more artistic license like the loaf wrapped in paper as homage to Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
The spectre of different materials and techniques we see in these creative jam sand-wiches, cheese and ham rolls are multi-faceted as the artworks themselves. It spans from cream cheese impasto to accurate avocado arrangements and filigreed cucum-ber carving.
Hardly ever before it was such a joy to tuck in art history.

Marie Sophie Hingst

Marie Sophie Hingst studied history and East Asian studies in Berlin, Lyon and Los Angeles, and did her PhD at Trinity College in Dublin. On 18th July 2018 Marie Sophie Hingst started the hashtag #KunstGeschichteAlsBrotbelag which jumped within days to rank#1 of German twitter trends.