Free Lunch Series :
Bobrikova & de Carmen
Please join us for yet another Free Lunch on Tuesday, 5 October, at 12:00pm to meet artists Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, who will present their recent book Kitchen Dialogues Anthology 2013-2016 (2019) as a performative degustation and speak about their project related to social engaged and community practice around the gastronomy.
Curator and cultural mediator Charlotte Bagger Brandt (Raaderum) and curator Amalie Frederiksen (Another Public) who contributed to the book will join the conversation.
If interested in this Free Lunch, please RSVP to email@example.com no later than Friday, 3 October.
A limited number of seats are available.
The conversation will be in English, a non-vegetarian meal is served.
Bobrikova & de Carmen's Kitchen Dialogues project is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council and Nordic Culture Point mobility funding.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen have been working together as an artistic duo since 2005 under the name Bobrikova & de Carmen. Coming from different backgrounds, crossing a variety of studies, they graduated in 2012 from Malmo Art Academy in Sweden.
Since then, in their art practice, they have been active as cultural operators, curators, educators and humans.
Their artistic practice has been based on the discourse between the human and the social, where they use art and creativity as a tool to activate cultural dynamics that facilitate and/or combine education, communication and processes of urban and social transformation. They are interested in mediating the experience of art and culture itself; to build up and mediate new collective practices, understandings and engagements.
In the last decade they have undertaken nomad life, participating in several residencies and presenting their work around the world in venues and projects such as Tbilisi Triennial, Saitama Triennial, TEA espacio de las artes or Slovak National Gallery.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Kitchen Dialogues, the collaborative project of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen consists of a body of work around the notions of value and power that govern politics in the economic and social spheres. Some of the works reflect on consumer habits, highlighting the fact that the common capitalist idea of growth is not sustainable in our contemporary globalized world. The project has been concentrated on building a community through food and cooking, on exploring the possibilities of creating a new social ecosystem.
The book published by tranzit.sk and Bobrikova & de Carmen offers a comprehensive view of the artists’ conceptual background and practice as well as a complete anthology of specific events, happenings and sub-projects that have been implemented under the same concept since 2013.
The book contains essays from Charlotte Bagger Brandt, Anto Lloveras, Bora Hong, Marius Meli, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Amalie Frederiksen, Aristides Santana, Erika Stöckel, Judit Angel, Woon Tien Wei, Zuzana Jakalová, Tinatin Khomeriki, Kristine K. Wessel and Ingrid Økland – an international spectrum of contributors who were involved in the realisation of the project.
ABOUT FREE LUNCH SERIES
Art Hub is dedicated to creating contact and interaction among younger artists. Every other Tuesday we invite the art world and public to a free lunch where they can enjoy an informal conversation with a young, professional visual artist. The artist is invited to talk about their practice, current research or new ideas – and to explore the issues that are part of every art practice.