PAZ EN LAS MESAS
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota (MAC) invited the collective for its first show in Colombia. International and Colombian artists deal with key subjects as the post conflict political landscape, the Venezuelan migration and historical circumstances of inequality in Colombia.
“Peace at the Tables? is more than just an exhibition, it seeks to turn the museum into an active forum of discussion and heightened sensitivity to the web of motivations for and efforts against conﬂict. Over a period of three months the Museum of Contemporary Art symbolically becomes the table, at which all voices are invited to sit together to share their piece of this vast narrative helping to unravel the dense knot of Colombian history which is ultimately a global history.” -extract of Gabriella Sonabend’s curatorial writing for Peace at the Tables?
In one of the most vibrant galleries of East London, BSMT Space, the collective started its path. With works of Omar Castañeda and Quintina Valero covering the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Mafia wars in Italy and Spanish Civil War some of the conflicts covered in the show. With a performance of Hernan Barros, the audience eating the manifesto and the spiritual blessing of Gilbert and George, the opening night kicked off the path of Food of War.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the collective embarked upon its first touring exhibition. Four cities, more than twenty collaborating artists, a whole year and most importantly, a relevant subject for our generation. The way Chernobyl changed the way we eat, its impact in Europe and the world and a reflection of what the future may hold for us were a few of the concepts in one of the Food of War biggest projects.
As part of the theme “Wars of the future” taking place in Zona Maco (Mexico, D.F.), Food of War brought “Insect Flesh” to talk about the scarcity of protein in the future. There are not enough supplies to feed us all in the coming decades and some wars would be about food. Insect protein is one of the solutions but the perceptions we have about them have been tainted by Hollywood horrific representation of insects.