Radical Kitchen 2018: Jasleen Kaur: GRAIN

Serpentine Pavilion

28 Jun 2018 - 1:00 PM

Radical Kitchen 2018: Jasleen Kaur: GRAIN

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Building on the Radical Kitchen: Recipes for Building Community and Creating Change programme launched in 2017, Serpentine presents a second season of its lunchtime gatherings in the Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Frida Escobedo. On Thursday 28 June, artist Jasleen Kaur addresses grains. 

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On selected Thursdays over the summer, artists, activists and researchers gathers with the public to consider different global foodstuffs and elements – their stories, their movements and their relationship to time, empire and landscape. Visitors are invited to share food and reflect on empire, geological time, exchange and decolonisation, themes inspired by Escobedo’s design, which draws on the domestic architecture of her native Mexico and British materials and context, specifically the Prime Meridian line at the Royal Observatory. 

Each lunchtime session will focus on a different element or food item, tracing how ingredients such as sugar, grains and chilli have shaped the globalised world, and how consumption, exchange, politics and economics determine – and are determined by – these elements. 

Radical Kitchen 2018 brings together questions generated through two major research strands undertaken by Serpentine Projects. The ongoing Rights to the City programme addresses housing rights, racial discrimination, privatisation of public space and the politics of care. Launching in 2018, General Ecology marks the Serpentine Galleries’ commitment to addressing questions around ecology, complexity, organisation and climate change. 

Jasleen Kaur (b.1986) is an artist currently living and working in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within the material and immaterial things that surround us. Her practice examines the hierarchy of histories and labour using a range of mediums and methods including sculpture, video, conversation and cooking. 

Jasleen Kaur is currently in residence at the Serpentine Galleries as part of the Changing Play programme.

Radical Kitchen 2018 is a collaboration with Nicoletta Fiorucci, Founder of Fiorucci Art Trust, and is supported by Aesop.

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