No ART around‘ is the book originating from the ‚dreijahre Gastraumprojekt / dining room project‘, a fixed term restaurant which took place in Bremen from 2007-2010. The book is the continuation of the art project and carries the transborder approach one step further: Both in form and content it ranges between artist book and discourse reader. A total of thirteen writers give space to the different levels of the project such as the art concept, atmosphere, social setting, culinary taste and economics, thus open up a general discourse about the borders of art.
By Elke Bippus
Art and life praxis – a prehistory
“Into Production!” was the title of an article written in 1923 by Constructivist theorist Osip Brik; drawing on ideas by Alexander Rodchenko he set out to describe changes taking place in creative practice. 
As did a number of other Constructivist artists – Vladimir J. Tatlin, Varvara F. Stepanova or Lyuboy S.Popoya, for instance – with the end of the Russian Revolution Rodchenko ventured the leap into the Soviet mass production industry; the focus at the time being to transform what had formerly predominantly been an agricultural society into a modern industrialized nation. The Russian avant-garde movement’s contributions to social production came in the form of designs of objects for everyday use: kitchenware (Talin), clothing (Stepanova), or those destined to be the hubs of politicization in Russia, the working men’s club (Rodchenko).
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE RELEASE OF THIS BOOK.
The „dreijahre“ meaning „threeyears“ is an art space for a limited amount of time between 2007 and 2010. The project includes a bar, a dining area, a living room, a parlor and a secret club in the basement. The table is set, time is measured. A digital countdown counts down the days. Three years, (1095 days) on the border of gastronomy and art, the visible and the invisible, the trivial and the special, the sensual and the spiritual. Nothing looks like art yet art is the reason and the form. Only through the artistic assertion it is being transferred into the art space and the question is being raised about what today art can be and where art happens.