Cooking Sections: The Empire Remains Shop, Delfina Foundation offsite exhibition, 2016. Photos: Tim Bowditch

Summer 2016

Markets and Movements

In summer 2016, Delfina Foundation’s The Politics of Food series will enter its third season. Since 2014, this programme has brought together over 70 artists, activists, anthropologists, agronomists, chefs, curators, scientists and writers from 32 countries through residencies, events and exhibitions. The first season in winter 2014 introduced a number of general environmental, economic and social concerns that have guided the overall programme, while the second season in spring 2015 specifically explored the relationship between food and three sub-themes: Sex, Diet & Disaster.

This third season of The Politics of Food, subtitled Markets and Movements will continue to deepen our investigation of the theme. Over twelve weeks, we will work with artists, curators and thinkers to investigate the production and distribution of food. We will explore complex and urgent issues including, but not limited to, agricultural labour and seasonal migration; developments in biotechnological food sciences; food sovereignty and heritage, from grains to recipes to production methods; how food features in radical collective political movements as well as the increase of individual consumer choice and its impact on the wider global food economy.

Offsite exhibition

The Empire Remains Shop

04/08/2016 — 04/11/2016

As part of this exhibition the following five artists will be in residence at Delfina Foundation as they participate in the exhibition’s programme:

Annalee Davis

London: 23/07/2016 — 05/08/2016

Shahmen Suku

London: 01/09/2016 — 22/09/2016

Joni Taylor

London: 18/08/2016 — 31/08/2016

FRAUD – Fran Gallardo & Audrey Samson

London: 18/08/2016 — 26/09/2016

International Residents

Amy Franceschini

London: 01/08/2016 — 14/08/2016

Thomas Pausz

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Deepa Bhasthi

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Fernando Garcia-Dory

London: 18/08/2016 — 31/08/2016

Serkan Taycan

London: 23/08/2016 — 18/09/2016

Tomáš Uhnák

London: 18/08/2016 — 31/08/2016

UK Associates

Kathrin Böhm

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Chris Fite-Wassilak

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Jane Levi

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Laura Wilson

London: 27/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Public programme

On Para-Institutions: Fernando Garcia-Dory and Andrea Phillips in Conversation


Supper Club: Seeds of Time


Unbounded Mono-tonic


Invisible Gardening


Markets and Movements Weekend

07/09/2016 — 11/09/2016


Explore selected outcomes and documentation of the programme.

Cooking Sections: The Empire Remains Shop

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


COOKING SECTIONS: The Empire Remains Shop

Photos from the installation in the heart of Marylebone


Delfina Presents: Amy Franceschini

Exploring cultures and politics of seed and grains


Markets and Movements Weekend

Photos from the pop up cafe culminating our 3rd Politics of Food season


Markets and Movements

On the artists, activities and ideas that formed the third season of ‘The Politics of Food’


The Tour of The Question: Cheese, Family and Revolution

Chris Fite-Wassilak explores memory and authenticity through his experiences of two cheeses


In Conversation: Thomas Pausz

Our Politics of Food UK associate artist on his experimental process working with waste materials


In Conversation: Chris Fite-Wassilak

On cheese and authenticity


In Conversation: Deepa Bhasthi (Forager Collective)

On food myths and fads