Cooking Sections, Empire Remains Christmas Pudding. Installation-Performance, 2013.

Cooking Sections (UK associate) is a duo (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organize the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture and geopolitics.

Cooking Sections’s work has been performed and exhibited at the US Pavilion, 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Their work has also been exhibited at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin; Storefront for Art & Architecture New York; dOCUMENTA(13); Peggy Guggenheim Collection; CA2M, Madrid; The New Institute, Rotterdam; UTS, Sydney; TEDx Talks Madrid; Glasgow International; Fiorucci Art Trust London; ACC Weimar; HKW Berlin and Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Cooking Sections is part of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale and 2016 Brussels ParckDesign. Their writing has been featured in a number of international publications including Lars Müller, Sternberg Press and Volume amongst others.




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Related Pages

Cooking Sections: The Empire Remains Shop

On their public installation and programme considering the global circulation of food


The Empire Remains Shop

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Venice Biennale: Performance Programme, Part II

22/11/2019 — 24/11/2019

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We revisit our 2014 artists-in-residence


Empire Remains: Christmas Pudding

Artist duo Cooking Sections trace the imperial and postcolonial food systems behind this ‘gastronomic paradox’