<html> <head> <title> Guy Knigstein | A Small Crisis </title> </head> <body> <div align="center"> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:13px; color:grey"> <br/> <a style="text-decoration:none; color:grey" href="http://www.guykoenigstein.com"> home </a> | <a style="text-decoration:none; color:grey" href="http://www.guykoenigstein.com/projects.html"> projects </a> | <a style="text-decoration:none; color:grey" href="http://www.guykoenigstein.com/info.html"> info </a> </p> <br/><br/> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:15px; color:black"> A Small Crisis </p> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px; color:grey"> January 2013 </p> <br/> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:12px; color:black"> Celebrating the crisis. Isn't it what we do on a daily basis? <br/> Proposing a toast for each of the seven courses, I took my guests through a narrative dinner, celebrating the crises. <br/> A recipe consisting of good wine, good food and a pinch of irony and provocation. </p> <br/> <img border=0 src="small-crisis01.jpg" style="width:500px; height:333px" alt="A Small Crisis"/> <br/><br/> <p style="font-family:times new roman; font-size:15px; color:black"> <i> Somehow, when it affects our pocket we don t often remain that indifferent. Don t we? <br/> Our real face is soon revealed. We either move to Russia, begging Putin for the sake of tax benefits. <br/> Or we go mad to the streets. <br/> Or we just talk about it. And talk about it. And talk about it. <br/><br/> I decided, obviously, to talk about it. </i> <br/><br/><br/> <img border=0 src="small-crisis-menu.jpg" style="width:380px; height:521px" alt="A Small Crisis"/> <br/><br/> <img border=0 src="small-crisis03.jpg" style="width:300px; height:451px" alt="A Small Crisis"/> <br/><br/> </p> <p style="font-family:times new roman; font-size:15px; color:black"> <i> In every big and small crisis there comes a crucial moment  we become aware of it.<br/> Then we usually get panicked and do something stupid. But when the initial panic is over, <br/> after we somehow calm down, we understand that we have to deal with it. We really have to <br/> deal with it. And again, it seems that there is always someone else around that knows <br/> better than us how we should work it out, how we should manage our crisis. <br/><br/> Often seen as a clich, but in our context most appropriate. 'If they don t have bread, let <br/> them eat cakes,' said allegedly Queen Marie Antoinette, upon learning about the bread crisis, <br/> just before the French Revolution. A type of <b>crisis-management</b> that eventually, as we know, <br/> had cost her her head a couple of years later. <br/><br/> Let s toast for all those charlatans who believe to know better how to manage our crisis, <br/> big and small! Let them eat dumplings! Cin cin! </i> <br/><br/><br/> <img border=0 src="small-crisis04.jpg" style="width:500px; height:332px" alt="A Small Crisis"/><br/><br/> </p> <p style="font-family:tahoma; font-size:10px; color:grey"> Photos by Dingchang Peng </p> </div> </body> </html>