freitagsküche is no restaurant, but looks like it. It is a social gathering point, exhibition and performance space, in which cooking, eating together and good conversations connect themselves. Eating as a means to mediate art. In the beginning, there was the wish to meet without a specific reason, independently of exhibition-openings, to exchange. Artists among one another, but also other culture professionals and free spirits – following the idea of the salon. Nowadays, the art- and cultural scene of Frankfurt meets here, but also international guests and occasional travellers are frequent visitors. The name says it all. Every Friday guest-cooks, artists and friends are invited to cook together, share their work and get into conversation with one another. Freitagsküche also travels regularly. In addition to invitations, among others by Sopiensæle Berlin, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Schauspiel Frankfurt, it has been part of the programme of Ruhrtriennale for several years, with a mobile set-up and six events at four different locations. At every table there was a seat reserved for a member of the artist group, a dramaturge or another member of the production, with whom one could get into conversation after the show. Since 2015 the freitagsküche is a regular part of the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen. Additionally, cooperations connect it among others with Schauspiel Frankfurt, Sophiensæle Berlin, Ruhrtriennale, Museum für angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Pankow, Galerie David Zwirner-London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Künstlerhaus Mousounturm, Goethe Institut Amsterdam and Mannheimer Sommer. Freitgasküche was founded 17 years ago in Frankfurt am Main by artists Thomas Friemel, Michael Riedel, Gregor Schubert, Virgenie Dorso, Denise Mawila, Dennis Loesch, Sebastian Klöckner and Achim Lengerer.