Dinner Session: Mattia Papp + Scene 1997

Sun 9 October

Another week, another dinner session. Join us for an inspiring evening carefully balancing delicious food and pleasant tunes.

Inspired by artist Gordon Matta-Clark’s restaurant FOOD, which existed in the 1970s in New York, The Grey Space invites people to come and cook affordable meals as an artistic and social expression during our weekly Dinner Sessions. DJs will guide the evening musically and make you dance after dinner.

This Sunday’s Dinner Session features visual artist Mattia Papp, who has served edible artworks at The Grey Space before, and Scene 1997, a moniker belonging to Hilde Wollenstein, who is responsible for the tunes during the evening.


Mattia cooks a three-course menu, starting with an umami mushroom broth with smoked root vegetables, lemon gel, and garlic onion ash. As a main, he serves roasted cauliflower with black lime powder and candied nuts, and for dessert, he prepares a lavender cream.

Price: €17

Practical information
  • Doors open at 17.00, Dinner starts at 18.30.
  • Payment at the bar (pin only).
  • Students get 20% discount on the drink menu.
  • Reservations: via reservations@thegreyspace.net. Please mention your name, the amount of guests and the date.
Mattia Papp

Artist Mattia Papp (Florence, 1993) returns to our kitchen for another Dinner Session. Papp takes classical elements of Italian tradition and uses them in his work. He translates the streets, smells, old shops, and architecture into a contemporary language using different media. From paintings to ceramics and videos to theatre and installations, Papp aims to engage Florence and the Netherlands in a creative and active dialogue. His artistic practice is defined through strong material and narrative research and is rooted in a fascination for decadence and decay, natural history, mythology, and magic realism.

Scene 1997 (Hilde Wollenstein)

Hilde Wollenstein, better known as Scene 1997, is a sound artist and musician, based in The Hague. Her work is rooted in researching reciprocal flows between sound, music, and culture manifested through acousmatic composition (music for speakers) and writing. Scene 1997’s mixology practice is driven by direct intent and narrative and currently focuses on experimental electronic aesthetics and rap music. Scene 1997 co-runs Off Center, a The Hague-based community platform seeking to create safe spaces for performance and cultural exchange.

Open Call for Cooks

For our Dinner Sessions, we’re always looking for cooking enthusiasts, artists or other humans with a passion and talent for food. Feel welcome to reach out to us! Some experience with preparing food for – and serving to – larger (30+) groups is required.

Click the button bellow to find more information and the application form.