1 February 2019 – 3 March 2019

PLATEAUX – The table’s prima donna

In the exhibition Plateaux – the prima donna of the table, Charlotte Birnbaum's table sculptures were presented in the dining room at the Hallwyl Museum.

Charlotte Birnbaum's plateaus are a tribute to the gastronomic adventures of bygone days and to all those chefs and artists who saw the table as a stage for extravagant performances for all the senses.

Detaljbild, en figurin i porslin pryder toppen på ett tårtfat med flera våningar
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<em><em>Photo: Erik Lernestål, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).</em></em>

The plateaus are a tribute to the sugar bakers of olden times and to the whole sumptuous table culture that today has largely fallen into oblivion

– Charlotte Birnbaum

Inspired by sugar art

These artistic plateaus are inspired by the forgotten sugar art that once adorned every fashionable banquet.

<em><em>Photo: Erik Lernestål, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).</em></em>

The dinner table

To set a table is always to create a kind of exhibition. The table can be seen as a stage and the meal as a piece of theater.

<em><em>Photo: Erik Lernestål, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).</em></em>

Illustrated catalogue

A richly illustrated catalogue with texts by Charlotte Birnbaum and the author Aris Fioretos was published for the exhibition at the Hallwyl Museum. The photographs were shot by Dawid. The catalogue was published by the art publisher Walther König in Cologne.

Porträtt på Charlotte Birnbaum bland glimrande platåer.
Photo: Erik Lernestål, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).