|Date:||Monday, 24 February 2014|
Inspired by the flooding that has swept the south of England, together with ongoing environmental and economic crises affecting the global food chain, critics Oliver Basciano and Hettie Judah and artists Dan Coopey and Maria Georgoula present a simple meal of lamb and pudding to encourage a more personal dialogue with the things we eat.
Oliver Basciano is a London-based writer and critic. He is managing editor at ArtReview and has contributed to various other art and architecture magazines, exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. He sits on the board of trustees for the Woodmill Gallery and Studios.
Hettie Judah is a writer and editor with a background in fashion, contemporary art and design. She is a contributing editor to ArtReview, works regularly in association with MoMu the fashion museum in Antwerp and often appears as a panelist on SHOWstudio. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including, most recently Interwoven: Kvadrat Textile and Design and Pattern, Phaidon’s survey of young fashion designers. Alongside her many catalogue essays, her writing has appeared in major international publications including The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune and Business of Fashion. Her first book was the (in retrospect, cringe-inducingly self-righteous) cookery volume, Black Coffee and Cigarettes which she wrote and published while studying at Glasgow University.
Maria Georgoula recently had a second solo show at New Court Gallery, Derbyshire and exhibited in the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens and CAN Gallery, Athens. In 2012, Georgoula curated The Islets of Langerhans a group exhibition on food and table display in the Organization of Greek Archaeologists in Athens, as part of Hosted in Athens. In 2011, she had her first solo exhibition The Nauru Project; an installation and two-person performance on the Pacific island of Nauru at Frown Tails, Athens as part of ReMap KM 3. Other selected exhibitions include Utopraxia at the Art Foundation, Athens; The Non-Existent Hand at ReMap KM 3; Utopia Project at the Institute of Greek Contemporary Art, Athens; I Do at Six D.O.G.S, Athens; Trace at Sanhe Museum, Hang Zhou, China; IRP Goes Live at Southwark Playhouse, London; Urchin Eater at Guest Projects, London; Trace at The Service Point Building, Manchester; Calypso at Sala Rekalde, Bilbao. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Repton School, Derbyshire. For more information you can visit www.mariageorgoula.com.
Dan Coopey is a London-based artist. Solo exhibitions have included Laura_UpsideDown at The Institute of Jamais Vu, London; Position 1 at The Agency, London; and Doodad at the Hayward Gallery Concrete space, curated by Tom Morton. Group shows include Binary at ReMap4, Athens; The World is Almost Six Thousand Years Old: Contemporary Art and Archaeology from the Stone Age to the Present, curated by Tom Morton, Lincoln Museum, The Collection; Slate, in collaboration with Laura Buckley, Turner Contemporary, Margate; See Through at Belmacz, London; Please wait while we contact your bank 4, French Riviera, London; Things That Have Interested Me, Waterside Contemporary, London; Glaze, curated by George Henry Longly at Bischoff/Weis, London and Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris;Emergency 5 at Aspex, Portsmouth; Field Broadcast for the Wysing Arts Centre; and Urchin Eater at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects. In 2011 he was commissioned by Up Projects and Arts Council England to produce a touring public installation work. He is currently the recipient to the ACME studio residency.