A Matter of Taste
A new digital exhibition, exclusively on Koffler.Digital
Artists & Writers: Francine Cunningham & Myrtle Calahasian, Yasmine Dalloul, Juliane Foronda, Bhaswati Ghosh, Olivia Klevorn, Su-Ying Lee, Aislinn Leggett, Pinki Li, Alvin Luong, Lauren Marsden, Maria Isabel Martinez, Aliya Mazari, Susie Mensah, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Julladonna Park, Anya Shen, Angela Sun, Tamil Archive Project, Luxshie Vimaleswaran, Weppler & Mahovsky, Amanda White
Curator & Editor: Letticia Cosbert Miller
Design: Natasha Whyte-Gray
A Matter of Taste is a digital exhibition that uses food, and the cultures that surround it, to examine our relationships to one another, society and the world at large. The exhibition invites a number of artists and writers to present their personal perspectives on questions such as where does our food come from, who prepares it, who consumes it, how do we remember it, what have we forgotten, what is there yet to learn?
As you explore the 21 visual, sound and written works in A Matter of Taste, you will encounter artists and writers who fix their gaze on individual ingredients, like za’atar or kimchi, and others who travel across timelines to conjure stories of their parents and grandparents’ kitchens and gardens, and more still who take up issues such as consumption, waste, scarcity, appropriation and access.
The food discussed throughout this exhibition, whether Costco cakes, canned pigeon peas or frozen caribou, embody a different kind of nourishment, each alchemized by its author into an acquaintance, an education, a diplomacy, an inquiry. May you find some sustenance here.
Koffler.Digital is a program of the Koffler Centre of the Arts that provides a virtual space where artists working in the field of New Media/New Genres are able to create, experiment and develop new work; and where conversation and dialogue between artists, activists and creatives is encouraged and documented.
Koffler.Digital is committed to the intersection of social justice and artistic practice that is central to the mandate of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. We collaborate with artists, authors and individuals whose work engages issues affecting marginalized communities; who explore injustice and who look to spur constructive change and dialogue in regard to the current socio-political climate.
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The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that explores critical ideas and concerns of our time through exhibitions, publications, performances, literary events and digital initiatives. We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices. The Koffler Gallery and its administrative offices are located at Artscape Youngplace, in Toronto’s vibrant West Queen West art and design district. The Koffler Centre of the Arts acknowledges the support of the Koffler Family Foundation, Cultural Season Sponsor CIBC Wood Gundy, the Ontario Arts Council through the Community and Multidisciplinary Arts Organizations Program, TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our donors and patrons. The Koffler Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.