Larissa Sansour, Nation Estate, 2012. Film still.


Winter 2014

From F. T. Marinetti’s Manifesto of Futurist Cookery to Gordon Matta-Clark’s conceptual restaurant to Michael Rakowitz’s Enemy Kitchen, artists have long 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.

Hospitality and conviviality are at the heart of Delfina Foundation. Founded in 1988 as the Delfina Studio Trust, which later became Delfina Foundation in 2007, the organisation has a long history in providing a “home” for artists to explore ideas, to engage in cross-cultural dialogue and to explore opportunities for artistic experimentation. Through our residency and public programme, Delfina Foundation will bring together artists, curators and critics from around the world to explore how artistic strategies have and can be used to address wide-ranging issues, in this case relating to food, agriculture, and the environment.

This programme will unfold over the course of four years at Delfina Foundation with one season each year devoted to The Politics of Food.

Our first season of The Politics of Food, curated in collaboration with Michael C. Vazquez, brings together 41 artists, activists, anthropologists, chefs, curators, scientists and writers from 15 countries.


Exhibition

The Politics Of Food

20/01/2014 — 27/02/2014
Exhibition

Public Programme

Workshop & Tasting: Uncontrolled Denominations

22/01/2014
Workshop

Subtleties and Warnings: Power and The Edible Grotesque

29/01/2014
Meal

In conversation: Tadasu Takamine and Jonathan Watkins

07/02/2014
Talk

The Future of Food

08/02/2014
Panel

This Is Not Cheese, It’s Dynamite

11/02/2014
Workshop

The Flamboyant Table: Rijsttafel Revisited

18/02/2014
Meal

Survival of the Fullest: Feeding and Sharing in Crisis Times

24/02/2014
Meal

Delfina Foundation at Art14

27/02/2014
Display

What Tongues?

Performance

Climate Change and the Future of Food with Tamara Ben Ari

Talk

We Are What We Eat – Approaching Cannibalism

Talk

Nothing Works As Designed with Alessandra Saviotti

27/03/2014
Talk

Ordinary Food

Meal

The Culinary Turn

Symposium

A Living Thing, A Dying Thing

Meal

The Butcher of Belgravia: An Evening with Michael Rakowitz

Meal

Maryam Jafri: Mouthfeel

21/03/2014 — 18/05/2014
Exhibition

In Conversation: Maryam Jafri and TJ Demos

15/04/2014
Talk

Residents

Asunción Molinos Gordo

London: 13/01/2014 — 07/04/2014

Raed Yassin

London: 13/01/2014 — 01/04/2014

Michael C. Vazquez

London: 13/01/2014 — 06/04/2014

Candice Lin

London: 07/01/2014 — 31/01/2014

Leone Contini

London: 06/01/2014 — 07/02/2014

Elia Nurvista

London: 17/01/2014 — 21/02/2014

James Muriuki

London: 11/03/2014 — 06/04/2014

Maryam Jafri

London: 26/01/2014 — 07/04/2014

Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri

London: 24/01/2014 — 31/03/2014

Bisi Silva

London: 24/03/2014 — 06/04/2014

Michael Rakowitz

London: 29/03/2014 — 06/04/2014

Alessandra Saviotti

London: 12/03/2014 — 31/03/2014

Nat Muller

London: 18/03/2015 — 05/06/2015

UK Associates

Mariana Meneses Romero

London: 13/01/2014 — 06/04/2014

Gayle Chong Kwan

London: 16/01/2014 — 01/04/2014

Sonya Dyer

London: 02/02/2014 — 06/04/2014

Cooking Sections

London: 02/02/2014 — 06/04/2014

Larissa Sansour

London: 24/01/2014 — 31/03/2014

Standart Thinking

London: 18/03/2015 — 05/06/2015

Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad

London: 13/01/2014 — 06/04/2014