Delfina Foundation

Dagna Jakubowska

London: 28/04/15 — 05/06/15

Dagna Jakubowska has a performative practice that investigates the politics of food sharing rituals and food-related processes. In her recent performances the kitchen becomes a space for debate and reflection on politics, economy, history, migration, and ethics related to domestic work, offering counter-tastes to the symbolic conflicts and traumas of Central Eastern Europe. Through her practice she poses a question on how artistic strategies can contribute to the development of reflection on issues related to migration, the political dimension of gastronomy, the visibility of domestic work, and recognition of the domestic sphere as a space of labour.

Her curated project Kitchen Politics was an interdisciplinary festival that brought together the aspects of her practice around food and politics. Part of this dealt with disaster by thinking about the political decisions that cause war, economic disasters or artificial famine, and this forms the basis of her current project development. While at Delfina, Dagna researched the culinary fantasies of decision-makers in times of crisis, investigating the power of food and food-sharing rituals in politics. For this, she examed forgotten recipes, reconstructing dishes that were desired and consumed in times of political catastrophes.

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.
Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.
César lives and works in Mexico.

César Martínez’s work tackles the diverse economic, social and cultural tensions that Mexico has faced in the last decades. Departing from the logic of provocation, criticism and uncertainty, and displaying humorous appropriations of language’s conceptual ambivalence, César employs multiple supports to tackle complex topics. From installation and sculpture made of edible materials to performance and conceptual objects he explores social malaise in the face of a frustrating system, the defeat of the institutions, globalization and the submission of the Mexican government to U.S. dictates among others subjects.

 

César has done over 200 performances in International venues, and has also participated in many conferences and round tables. His work is in important art collections such as the Carsten Norman in Germany, Fundació Sorigué in Spain, Colezzione “La Gaia” and Associazione Prometeo in Italy, MUCA UNAM, and various private collections in the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.

 

Recently he won a scholarship for graduate studies granted by the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, where he earned recognition for his teaching activities two consecutive years. Since 2002 he has been part of the Mexican National Creator’s System.

 

César lives and works in Mexico.