Grizedale Arts

Colosseum of the Consumed

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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