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EXHIBITION A collection of art works triggering off a discourse on food and the politics around it

A cooking station by Rainer Prohaska
A cooking station by Rainer Prohaska

Aprototype of a shopping mall where one can make endless food choices, a kitchen spread over three levels connected with plastic pipes to transfer food items, a water purification tank that allows you to create your own water recipes, steel tiffin boxes packed with food stories and recipes created by young women of Khirki Extension are the objects on display at the exhibition at Khoj Studios. This is the second edition of their food part of the multi-disciplinary art show “In context: public.art.ecology: Food Edition II” that explores the notion of food through performance art, interactive installations and events.

Seven artists from around the world — Agat Sharma (India), Ambica Joshi (India), Andre Wakko (born in Brazil and lives in Berlin), Mia Morikawa (born in Japan and lives in USA), Catherine Mcmahon (New York), Lipika Bansal (India) and Rainer Prohaska (Austria) — are exhibiting a range of art practices. The exhibition aims to re-examine the significance and relevance of food in our current social and cultural, collective and individual milieu, and celebrate its intrinsic connection with our bodies and our selves, and explore it as a primary ritual that fosters engagement, interaction and collaboration.

Alongside a critical examination of issues surrounding the politics of ‘food’, the residency offers an opportunity to engage in stimulating conversations around the discourse of food through employing food as an artistic medium, incorporating it in performance, art installations or in interactive events.

(The exhibition is on at Khoj Studios, Khirki Extension, New Delhi, till April 23.)


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