Monday, January 20, 2014

The politics of Food


The show explores an array of artistic strategies, both past and present, that address the history, politics, and ethics of food production, consumption, distribution and display. Works by Abbas Akhavan, Gayle Chong Kwan, Candice Lin, Asuncion Molinos, Senam Okudzeto, Jae Yong Rhee, Zineb Sedira, Tadasu Takamine and Raed Yassin.
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Photo credit:  Larissa Sansour, Nation Estate (2012).
As part of with Delfina Foundation's new seasonal theme on The Politics of Food, we present a group exhibition featuring Abbas Akhavan, Gayle Chong Kwan, Candice Lin, Asuncion Molinos, Senam Okudzeto, Jae Yong Rhee, Zineb Sedira, Tadasu Takamine, and Raed Yassin. 

From F. T. Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurist Cookery to Gordon Matta Clark’s conceptual restaurant to Michael Rakowitz’s Enemy Kitchen, artists have often employed food within their creative process and practice. In recent years, a host of cultural practitioners has been interrogating relationships between food and environmental, economic and social concerns, as well as notions of cooking and eating as performative acts and of dishes, recipes, and cookbooks as oft-contested markers of cultural memory. 

The Politics of Food will explore an array of artistic strategies, both past and present, that address the history, politics, and ethics of food production, consumption, distribution and display. The group exhibition is a constallation of works that attempt to untangle complex histories and question current issues, from globalisation to excess waste. This first serving of art, food and politics introduces some of the issues and ideas that will be further researched through residencies and complemented by events. 

More information will be announced soon including a range of public events and meals. We also highly recommend that you follow us on Facebook and Twitter as there will be many 'pop-up' events. 

Image: Raed Yassin, Self-Portrait with Foreign Fruits and Vegetables, 2012. Courtesy of Kalfayan Galleries, Athens - Thessaloniki. 

Press contact: 
Miranda Sharp, miranda@delfinafoundation.com +44(0)2072335344 

Opening 20 january 18.30 

Delfina Foundation 
31 Catherine Place, Victoria, London 
Opening times: 11:00 — 17:00 (except Sundays)

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