Kollection Kitsch #4
13/01/2023 Worm Rotterdam

It can start with a smell, a furtive image, a hazardous discovery in a market or in a friend’s kitchen. Food evokes the ability to travel through time and space and rarely leaves one indifferent. Visual artists Jhonie van Boeijen, Benjamin Li and Maarten Bel take us on a journey to their childhood memories or explore different processes related to food. Their approach varies from researching mass produced foods and their impact on labour or the environment, to acknowledging it as transmitters of cultural heritage and social connections. Either way, central to this exhibition is celebrating foods’ artistic qualities, exploring new ways of thinking about consumption and considering food as an imaginative medium.