Project: wine bar and exhibition space
Address: Dronningens Tværgade 52, 1302 København K
Opening Hours: 12.00–late, Wednesday–Sunday
Peryton is a coffee /wine bar with a short guest-edited list of wines, and a simple menu for lunch, dinner and supper – sandwiches, aperitivo, antipasto etc. The two large shop windows glow with a simple neon sign announcing "mad, vin, øl" (food, wine, beer). Inside, the fit-out is simple and clean with an emphasis on shared tables – creating an environment that is both cultural and relaxed.
Downstairs from the shop is the exhibition space, presenting exhibitions by local and international artists, as an extension of Oberon, the contemporary art magazine we publish. Exhibitions are presented in series of episodes. A series might last several months and will involve a central formal element and/or theoretical propositions. Every couple of weeks a new episode of the series is opened, with related performances, talks, screenings, texts etc. for that episode programmed over the following fortnight.
Upstairs and downstairs, the philosophy of Peryton is built around the process of joining – of pairing, of bringing into contact – different practices, conversations, and sensations – be they different wine/cheese regions and techniques, or artists, musicians, and documentary makers from around the world.
The motivation for this project is to create a place for Københavners to warm their hearts and minds – to meet, to drink good wine, and to see some of the best art from around the world.