A Matter of Taste is a digital exhibition on Koffler Digital, presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts, that uses food, and the cultures that surround it, to examine our relationships to one another, society and the world at large. The exhibition invites a number of artists and writers to present their personal perspectives on questions such as where does our food come from, who prepares it, who consumes it, how do we remember it, what have we forgotten, what is there yet to learn?
As you explore the 21 visual, sound and written works in A Matter of Taste, you will encounter artists and writers who fix their gaze on individual ingredients, like za’atar or kimchi, and others who travel across timelines to conjure stories of their parents and grandparents’ kitchens and gardens, and more still who take up issues such as consumption, waste, scarcity, appropriation and access.
The food discussed throughout this exhibition, whether Costco cakes, canned pigeon peas or frozen caribou, embody a different kind of nourishment, each alchemized by its author into an acquaintance, an education, a diplomacy, an inquiry. May you find some sustenance here.
Francine Cunningham & Myrtle Calahasian, Yasmine Dalloul, Juliane Foronda, Bhaswati Ghosh, Olivia Klevorn, Su-Ying Lee, Aislinn Leggett, Pinki Li, Alvin Luong, Lauren Marsden, Maria Isabel Martinez, Aliya Mazari, Susie Mensah, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Julladonna Park, Anya Shen, Angela Sun, Tamil Archive Project, Luxshie Vimaleswaran, Weppler & Mahovsky, Amanda White
Curator & Editor: Letticia Cosbert Miller
Design: Natasha Whyte-Gray
Special thanks to Patricia Ritacca and Mary Anderson for their support in the curatorial and production processes, respectively.