Kitchen Table Talks: Mexico City

Kitchen Table Talks: Mexico City

Transart Institute

Photo: Colectivo Amasijo; Dupla Molcajete.

February 8, 2023
Kitchen Table Talks: Mexico City
February 25, 2023, 4pm
Benito Juárez
Calle 13 #25
03800 Mexico City,
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Transart Institute and FAR collaborate on an afternoon of conversation about food, art, territory and language as part of Transart's residency in Mexico City.

4–5pm Mexico (11–12pm UTC): Join us for a livestream of presentations. Sign up here.
5–7pm: Meal prepared by Colectivo Amasijo, conversations between Transart researchers and guests (closed session).

Food Art Research (FAR) Network is a wide international network of established artists that engage with the politics and aesthetics of food. Committed to slow processes akin to composting, mapping and unmapping shared interests across diverse conditions, FAR is attentive to the connections across places between ancient and ancestral food practices and believes that connection to food, land and waterways is allied with practices of culture. FAR seeks ways to understand and share these connections without collapsing existing differences and struggles.

colectivo amasijo, created in 2016 in Mexico City, comprises women from different professions and parts of Mexico. The collective rises from the will to care, conserve, and celebrate—creating conditions to actively reflect on the origin and diversity of food actively, de-hierarchizing knowledge and focusing on the “doings” (“haceres”) as a way of learning. The collective listens to the narratives of women close to the land—non-dominant narratives—and cooks collectively to deepen understanding of the interdependence of language, culture, and territory as a network of interrelationships.

Sofia Olascoaga's focuses on the intersections of art and education through the exploration of encounters, think tanks, and public programs along with artists, theorists, curators, educators, and a wide range of institutional and independent interlocutors. Olascoaga was co-curator of the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo Incerteza Viva; academic curator at MUAC (Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo – UNAM) in Mexico City, 2014; curatorial research fellow at Independent Curators International, 2011; and Helena Rubinstein curatorial fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program, 2010. She is currently a member of Sistema Nacional de Creadores Artísticos, in Mexico, in Experimental Practices (2019–22), where she is developing the project The Nurturer: Cooking to Learn (La Nutridora: Una cocina para aprender).

Dupla Molcajete is an emergent collaborative practice between researcher-artists and cultural workers Beatriz Paz Jiménez & Zoë Heyn-Jones. Dupla Molcajete works to create spaces for experimentation at the nexus of art, food, and culture from Mesoamerican perspectives, centering on food justice and sustainability. Dupla Molcajete privileges ancestral knowledge and (perma)cultural practices between Mexico and Canada—and across the hemisphere—through cooking, eating, talking, writing, curating, publishing, collaging and making plant-based photochemical images.

MFA & PhD admissions
March 1 deadline for a July start with a summer residency in Liverpool. See more here.

Practice-based creative research crash course (free)
Invitation to drill deeper into innovative research. These three sessions will clarify your direction and prepare you for your practice-based PhD or MFA. Sessions include a round table and primer, a proposal development workshop, and one-to-one feedback. February 10, 17, and 24, sign up here.

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