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GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
0121 643 9079

www.grand-union.org.uk
info@grand-union.org.uk

Wed - Sat 12 - 5pm

Birmingham Moor St Station

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Click to enlargeCOOKING SECTIONS:THE EMPIRE REMAINS SHOP—BIRMINGHAM FRANCHISE
Jun 14 - Sep 28, 2019
Building on a previous attempt to open an Empire Shop in Birmingham in January 1931, the first franchise of The Empire Remains Shop opens in Junctions Works, the future home of Grand Union in the historical Canal & River Trust Office grade-II listed building in Birmingham, in the heart of the post-post-industrial landscape of Digbeth. Conceived for the renovation period of the building, the Empire Remains Shop will take over the facade and windows to host a range of new commissions and existing works that employ food as a tool to assemble new sites and geographies, while exploring origins, destinations and exchanges across the present and future of our postcolonial planet. Visitors to The Empire Remains Shop—Birmingham can take part in the rolling programme of visual and sound installations facing Fazeley Street, the railway and the canal. The series of works aim to uncover Birmingham’s past and present relationship to Empire through culinary, chemical, cultural and agricultural extractions, inventions and interventions, while exploring other possible futures.

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