Unwritten Handbook: Jasleen Kaur

Serpentine Gallery

16 Mar 2019 - 3:00 PM

Unwritten Handbook:
Jasleen Kaur

Free, booking required

Artist Jasleen Kaur discussed her practice and recent projects. Her work is an ongoing exploration into the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects.  

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Jasleen Kaur employs the ‘cobbled together’ as an artistic approach to understand the already-made, pulling together unlearned and culturally acquired knowledge in her work. Her practice uses a range of methods including sculpture, video, conversation and cooking.

Kaur is currently working on a commission with Serpentine Education as part of Changing Play. Changing Play is an ongoing partnership with the Portman Early Childhood Centre in Westminster which brings together artists, children, families and educators to critically reconsider early years education and care.

Working in collaboratively with children and mothers from The Portman Early Childhood Centre, Kaur uses the micro-politics of cooking and eating together to collectively consider and respond to issues facing the local community.

Unwritten Handbook is a seasonal series of conversations with artists commissioned through Education and Projects at the Serpentine Galleries. Recent Artist Talks include: Adam James, Adelita Husni-Bey, Rehana Zaman, Harold Offeh and Paul Maheke. 


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

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