Life in chocolate: a sculptor from Minsk created a real chocolate room
Belarusian sculptor Elena Kliment fulfilled the dream of many sweet tooths: the artist created a room out of real chocolate! Not only the walls of the room, but also the floor, paintings, interior items – everything was made from a universally loved delicacy.
To make the chocolate room, it took about six hundred kilograms of the best chocolate brought from Belgium, Switzerland and New Zealand. Half of the total amount was dark chocolate, 30% milk, and only 20% white. Together with Elena, many European chocolatiers worked for two months to create a chocolate masterpiece. To transport the items of the future exposition from Europe to Belarus, they had to rent a special transport, because without observing the proper temperature regime, the masterpiece could not reach the end point, even in parts.
Elena herself recalls working on the chocolate room with a special feeling. According to her, it was very pleasant to work, albeit difficult: the material, albeit malleable. But rather whimsical – the craftsmen had to constantly maintain a certain temperature.
Like a real woman, Elena Kliment timed the opening of the exhibition to March 8th. However, oddly enough, on International Women’s Day, items from the chocolate room were not allowed to taste. For a whole month, Minskers and guests of the city strolled along the mouth-watering exhibits, barely restraining the urge to break off a tidbit.
The general tasting was organized only on April 14: everyone who came to the exhibition at the ALL shopping center in Minsk was finally able to taste all the exquisite atmosphere of the sweet room. Furniture set, tea service, fireplace and even a cozy sofa with elegant chocolate pillows. Everything was mercilessly broken into pieces and given to the happy citizens of Minsk. Over the entire period of the exposition, more than five hundred thousand people have visited the chocolate room.
Anya Gallaccio also decided to pamper the visitors of her exhibition. The Scottish artist presented in one of the art galleries her new project Stroke. A room whose walls are densely covered with dark chocolate.