Kochen bis der ARzT kommt

by Bodo Niggemann

06 / 11 / 19 to 28/ 11 / 19

Prof. Dr. Bodo Niggemann, who after a successful medical career (children’s and youth medicine with a focus on allergology and pneumology) and his retirement in 2017, is now presenting his artistic work, which he has pursued throughout his life in parallel.

In the Zagreus project, current works are exhibited, all of which consist of medical materials.


Bodo Niggemann’s profession as an allergologist is a steep one in order to illuminate the handling of allergens in food in the gastronomic field.

With a little humour we serve all allergens that have to be declared in a menu “for hyposensitisation”, where the guest has the free choice to eat the food that suits him well.


Fennel and tomato

All allergens:
Cereals containing gluten
Crustacean/soft animals
sesame seed
Sulphur dioxide/sulphites

medicinal herbs
Lemon verbena, bearroot, rosemary, tarragon, lemon balm, mint


Von Armen und Beinen

Von Armen und Beinen

Installation by Christina Paetsch

04 / 09 / 19 bis 02 / 11 / 19

For the exhibition we serve the menu “alles mit allem”

“Soljanka” mit Sepia, Oktopus und Basilikumsahne

Mangold und Spinatsalat mit gesulzter Spätlese,
Austern, Muscheln und Champignons mit Limonenvinaigrette

Kalbshaxe, Blumenkohl, Kopfsalatherzen, Spitzkohl und Zander
(Alles im Ganzen serviert und auf dem Tisch tranchiert)

Früchte in Bitterschokolade, karamellisierte Mandeln und Tonka Bohne



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An Installation by Ulrike Mohr

28 / 02 / 19 until 04 / 05 / 19

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Black Tempura with vegetables and leaves, pesto and vinaigrette

Fish with polenta, herbs, fennel and fermented walnut

Lamb: sausage, essence and fat
with beetroot and Port

Lakritz, coffee, chocolate and prunes



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Installation by Pierre Granoux
Plus works by Astrid Köppe and Aaron Rahe

29 / 09 / 18 until 25 / 11 / 18

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The black bile

Lamb with red wine, molasses, sepia ink and horn of plenty,
Crèpinette with minced pork and marjoram,
Mussels with saffron vinaigrette,
Vegetarian: Beluga lentils with fried red cabbage


Roasted spelt soup with shallots and nutmeg,
Spelt milk with honey

Chicken breast and smoked chicken leg with thyme essence,
Fennel with licorice and galangal, white wine and coriander,
Dumplings with chestnuts and marjoram
Vegetarian: Fennel, Jerusalem artischocks, and la ratte potatoes with thyme essence,
dumplings with chestnuts and marjoram

Pears with honey and bärwurz, sweet fruits in white wine and caramelized almonds

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Alles immer wieder

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Alles immer wieder

Installation by Dorothee Berkenheger

15 / 02 / 18 until 28 / 04 / 18

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Some elements are taken out from former menus. The titels of these
exhibitions are in brackets. Every second element corresponds to the
first element of the following course

(sweet nothings)
1. Celery essence with celery powder 2. Poultry dumplings with truffle oil

2. Fish dumplings 3. Hay soupe with cream and champagne

(where the wild things are)
Beurre blanc with horseradish 4. Wine makers salad with potato and egg

(Zum Brunnenwirt)
Octopus with fennel and capers 5. Mousse with violet potatoes and walnut

Guinea-fowl with pumpkin seed oil, olive and rosemary 7. Zicorie with grapefruit

(Muschelmädchen und Amorettenschmelze)
Salsify root with black trumpet mushrooms 8. Risotto rosso with tomato, paprika and chili

Le Teurgoule Normande 1. Pear essence with rose water


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Installation by Alfred Banze, Wendela de Vries, Tanya von Barnau Sythoff

02 / 12 / 17 until 03 / 02 / 18

In my family there were maybe two photo albums, my mother’s hand-written recipe book and the odd slide show when friends from that time happened to visit – nothing more. My father, who as a Dutch officer volunteered to go to Sorong, hardly ever mentioned the time we spent there.

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Neither did he talk much about his childhood in Indonesia: too many incomprehensible things had happened there. He was sixteen when he arrived by ship in Amsterdam from Jakarta. In the Netherlands he met my mother during his time at the Royal Military Academy where he trained to become an officer.

In the spring of 1960 he embarked for New Guinea, then still known as Netherlands New Guinea (NNG), the Western part of one of the big islands: Papua New Guinea. Finally, he was back in the tropics. I was just a few months old when my mother followed him. In 1962, however, the Netherlands handed over its last Asian colony to Indonesia.

Why New Guinea? Unspoken, the New Guinea experience has been with me all my life, like an unopened box sitting in the attic. Now I want to put it on the table. My childhood, its dream-like memories and the space in which it took place, and a geopolitical game between the powers that be. And why exactly have the Papuas still not been given the right of self-determination?

At Zagreus the two Dutch artists Tanya von Barnau Sythoff and Wendela de Vries, who both took their first steps in “discovering the world” in Sorong, pool their earliest childhood memories. They invite you to join them on a journey to a time marked by the clash of hard-nosed economic interests and ancient cultures. Caught in the middle was a group of young people who, voluntarily or involuntarily, were supposed to enable an idealistic political objective.

The third artist in this party is Berlin-based Alfred Banze. He stands for 2017 by making music and organising workshops with indigenous artists in Sorong. Over the duration of the exhibition there will be a digital sketchbook that takes the form of a Cadavre Exquis produced by Alfred in Sorong and by Tanya in Berlin. Sorong, 1962, is the beginning of a travelling project that engages with the stories of the respective stations.

The space at Zagreus can be imagined as a train compartment in which conversations are in progress while changing historical landscapes and the scents and fragrances of distant countries drift by on occasions.

We served the menu RIJSTTAFEL

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Gulei Ikan
Fried perch with curry and coconut

Soto Bebek
Duck soup with sweet potatoes and Taro

Nasi Ramas
Saté: Skewers of pork and peanut sauce
Sambal Goreng Boontjes: Sambal Goreng with green beans
Bendeng Ragi: Beef with fried coconut
Sajur Lodéh: Vegetables with chili and turmeric

Cardamom ice cream with papaya seeds
Mango coconut smoothie
Fried papaya with pepper and lime
Kopi Tubruk: Indonesian coffee


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Graphics and ceramics from Jennifer Oellerich

14 / 07 / 17 until 16 / 09 / 17

The exhibition WASSERERDE from Jeniffer Oellerich shows her new works, that deal with lwater, rain and snow. The element water is for Jennifer Oellerich a theme over long time, that explores the origin of our existence and perception.

She creates especially for Zagreus Projekt a ceramic installation with 36 elements, that are used for the first course of the menu. The glaze of these ceramics plays with the origin of subject matter and its transformation. A “pars pro toto” structure. During this exhibition we offer dinner nights that deal with the primordial soup and different conditions of fluid and solid food.

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Zur Ausstellung servieren das Menü


Octopus with Pernod, Wakame seaweed, rostet sesame,
trout blue, chili oil, estragon oil, sesame foam


Beef, chicken, pike, egg, spinach, basil, bread, semolina


Bisquit with vanilla, Zabaglione, rose water,
fruits and fruit sauces



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Installation with evanescent and moving objects by Johanna Smiatek

05 / 05 / 17 until 01 / 07 / 17

Artist Johanna Smiatek presents in her exhibition SWEET NOTHINGS – On Stage the quest for happiness and shows promises which are made by mass media, advertising and online shops. Happiness, not as a sensory condition, but as a nondurable good.

The main piece of the exhibition is the modified “Love-Machine” – an installation, which the artist showed in 2016 and that allows each visitor to enjoy a moment of happiness.
In the space of Zagreus the artist modify the “Love Machine” and brings the visitors into the center of the installation. The work will be accompanied by the sound installation “Sweet Nothings”. During the runtime of the exhibition special aphrodisiac menus will offer and will support to find a little dose of happiness. To the opening will offer aphrodisiac appetizers.

Johanna Smiatek
*1967 Hannover (Germany), lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Johanna Smiatek is a critical observer of the mechanisms of our society and the media. She looks behind the scenes and impeachs some sights of the society. She develops her own language of communication to disclose systems. Her artistic work is often in the borderland between two phenomena, the natural and the artificial, the reality and the virtuality, modern technology and human affectivity.

The big key issues are self-projection, narcissism, fashion, glamour and other affectations.
Her artistic media are objects (often moving), interactive installations and drawings, which will find the way to arrangements in space.

The artist participates in international curated shows and exhibited in different museums like the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Georg Kolbe Museum, ROHKUNSTBAU, Kunstmuseen Heilbronn, etc.