2021 Turner Prize Nominee Cooking Sections is a London-based duo comprised of artists Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe who address the environmental impact of intensive farming food production. Involving site-responsive installation, performance, and film, their work overlaps multiple industries from visual arts, to hospitality, alternative farming, food production, rural economies, and coastal conservation.
In the context of the COP26 held in Glasgow (31 Oct – 12 Nov), Cooking Sections and curator, educator and researcher Anna Colin will discuss the duo’s long-term project Climavore which addresses possible ways to change our production methods and consumption considering environmental and climate emergencies.
Thu 4 Nov 7pm | £7, conc. £5
This conversation is part of Art Matters, our series of talks on arts
Cooking Sections was established in London in 2013 by Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe. They have worked on multiple iterations of the long-term site-responsive CLIMAVORE project since 2015. In 2016 they opened The Empire Remains Shop, a platform to critically speculate on implications of selling the remains of Empire today. Cooking Sections’ work has been exhibited at Tate Britain; SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul; 12th Taipei Biennial; 58th Venice Biennale; the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale; 13th Shanghai Biennial; 2019 Los Angeles Public Art Triennial; 2019 Sharjah Architecture Triennial and 13th Sharjah Biennial; Performa17; Manifesta12, Palermo. They lead a studio unit at the Royal College of Art, London, and were guest professors at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
Anna Colin is an independent curator, educator and researcher based in Kent, UK. Alongside her freelance activities, which straddle the curatorial and the pedagogical and increasingly engage the natural environment and open spaces, Anna is training in horticulture and garden design, while completing a PhD in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. Anna was a co-founder and director of Open School East (2013-20). She worked as associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (2014-20), associate director at Bétonsalon Centre for art and research, Paris (2011-12), and curator at Gasworks, London (2007-10).
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