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Apr 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
A talk by Dr. May Rosenthal Sloan discussing the relationship between food and the institution. Using the Victoria & Albert Museum as a case study, Rosenthal Sloan will examine museum visitors’ historic encounters with food, and the potential for such encounters to be developed in ways that encourage challenging conversations, and even enact lasting change.
The land on which the V&A now stands was once occupied by orchards and nurseries that supplied fruit trees to country estates outside London. As the city expanded and the South Kensington museum was built, the site switched from the production to the consumption of food – both food itself and food knowledge. From the world’s first museum restaurant to displays explaining the brand new science of diet to fish hatcheries that educated the public on aquaculture, a series of ‘firsts’ will be considered in the context of social shifts, scientific discourse and fast changing food systems in the mid-nineteenth century. This historic period of economic, social and cultural flux contextualises an examination of the role that today’s museums can play in understanding contemporary food systems, and providing space for debate and collaboration which could help us reimagine more desirable food futures.
Dr. May Rosenthal Sloan is a historian with expertise in the study of food and ethnic and national identities. Before joining the V&A she was employed as a lecturer in modern American history at the University of Glasgow, where she also gained her PhD, with a project titled Culinary Mongrelism: Food and Constructions of Identity in London and New York since 1945.
Rachel Adams has invited Dr. May Rosenthal Sloan to give this talk to coincide with her Project Space commission, Right Twice a Day.
This event is free to attend. Booking is required via Eventbrite.
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Sep 10 - Dec 15, 2018
Theta is a commission of new prints and drawings by London-based Cypriot artist, Anastasia Mina. This body of work continues Mina’s investigation into the historical and political implications of marginalised narratives; a practice informed by the politicised region of the artist’s country of birth. Working in drawing and printmaking, she re-edits and obscures found photographic images in an effort to distance the image from the event it represents. Through her treatment of this material, Mina highlights the subjectivities at play within the photographic document and considers possibilities for new readings of its visual content.

Oct 3 - Dec 16, 2018
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A major new survey exhibition presenting new works by 15 early-career artists from across the UK. Survey is the largest review of contemporary art practice in Jerwood Visual Art’s 12 years of programming, spanning a breadth of disciplines. Marking a departure from Jerwood Charitable Foundation’s 17 years of support of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and coinciding with Frieze London 2018, Survey takes a non-institutional approach to selection with 35 mid-career artists – including Ryan Gander, Andy Holden and Rachel Maclean – nominating the most promising new UK artists working today.


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