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Food, Feminism and Kitchen Culture

May 27, 2017 - October 1, 2017

AWE Gallery

Drawing from early feminist responses to the kitchen and Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen – a video and performance piece in which the artist-turned-cooking show host demonstrates a culinary lexicon from A-Z – Food, Feminism and Kitchen Culture asks how does the kitchen shape the contemporary gendered body? Albeit through a technological lens, a psychoanalytic lens or a cultural lens, the kitchen continues to offer insight into the dialogical relationship between place and identity. Featured artists include Martha Rosler, Carly Erber, Anna Frlan, Cynthia Greig, Marilyn Minter, Christiane Pflug and Annie Pootoogook. Unique in their own conceptual and material perspectives of the kitchen, all of the artists in the exhibition offer powerful insight into how they experience and understand the role that this room plays in relation to the gendered body.

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche

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