For Frieze London, Grizedale and
Frieze Foundation hosted a programme of food-related
performance, discussion, representation and retail called the
Colosseum of the Consumed. It included new commissions by artists
Nicolas Party, Alistair Frost, juneau/projects, Bedwyr Williams,
William Pope L, Yangjiang Group, Peter Liversidge and Kerry Stewart
as well as talks by food historians and specialists, plus unique
dining opportunities; the project was enclosed in a bespoke
structure built by Yangjiang Group. Modelled as a cross between a
Roman amphitheatre and a cricket pavilion, viewers were able to
watch events unfold from the ground or a platform above. A number
of artists, community groups and eccentrics manned stalls around
the circumference of the structure, selling their home produce and
ideas for alternative eating.
The programme included performances and presentations by artists, chefs, food historians and specialists including Yangjiang Group, Sam Clark (Moro), Alistair Frost, Margot Henderson (Arnold & Henderson), Juneau Projects, Nicolas Party, William Pope.L, Simon Rogan (L’Enclume), Kerry Stewart and Bedwyr Williams.
Stalls were presented by Abbey Gardens Allotments, Pablo Bronstein, Marcus Coates, Coniston Youth Club, Fernando Garcia Dory, Eastside Projects, An Endless Supply, Ruth Höflich, Homeshop Beijing, The Honest Shop at Coniston Institute, My Villages, Deirdre O’Mahoney and Laure Prouvost.
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