Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Food, Feminism and Kitchen Culture
May 27, 2017 - October 1, 2017
Carly Erber, Salisbury Steak, 2009, wool, 22.0 cm x 5.0 cm, Courtesy of the Artist
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