To complement the exhibition and residencies that form part of The Politics of Food, Delfina Foundation hosts Uncontrolled Denominations with guest artist Leone Contini.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Venue:  Delfina Foundation 

16:00 – Dumpling-making workshop
19:00 – Performance-lecture, tea, conversation, and dumpling tasting

Guest artist Leone Contini makes art that plumbs the ironies and predicaments of Prato, Tuscany — one of the most stereotyped environs in contemporary Europe — where one-fifth of the population are factory workers from Zhejiang, China. These Chinese migrants have transformed local agriculture amid precarious conditions, de-controlling — and revitalizing — the idea of Tuscany. Contini will present recent work on displacement, transcultural horticulture, and imagining communities, as well as emblematic foodstuffs: Carmignano Jiaozi, an Italian ravioli with Chinese fillings, Hundred Flowers Tea, a Florentine Maoist concoction from the 1960s, andPang Da Hai, a restorative tea favored by Zhejiangese in Prato.  Discussant: Michael C. Vazquez.

Suggested donation towards workshop: £10
Suggested donation towards lecture & tasting: £5
Both activities:  £12 

RSVP at guestlist@delfinafoundation.com to reserve your place and for payment details.

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