Maryam Jafri: Mouthfeel

21 March – 18 May 2014, Gasworks, London

By Keren Goldberg

Maryam Jafri, still from Mouthfeel, 2014. Photo: Richard Forbes-Hamilton Maryam Jafri, Mouthfeel, installation view at Gasworks, London, 2014. photo: Richard Forbes-Hamilton Maryam Jafri, Mouthfeel, installation view at Gasworks, London, 2014

We’ve seen relational aesthetics’ trend for catering hospitality but food and its politics are also being contemplated by the art world, as well as eaten by it. Multinational industrial food corporations, mass production and the ethics of branding are all subjects of Maryam Jafri’s first solo show in the UK, Mouthfeel at Gasworks, in conjunction with Delfina Foundation’s four-year programme on food politics. In the first part of the show, Product Recall: An Index of Innovation, 2014, images of unsuccessful, highly industrialised…

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