Kitchen

The collaborative piece Kitchen, created with New York-based artist Tomie Arai, is a subversively envisioned diaspora ‘Asian’ kitchen constructed within the walls of a gallery. The space is designed to question cultural stereotypes by examining everyday artifacts associated with the preparing and sharing of food. These artifacts – tea containers, noodle packages, canned goods, wallpaper, calendars – have been marketed using the traditional imagery of the exotic Asian woman. In Kitchen, they are subtly altered by the playful and
disconcerting insertion of everyday images of the artists. Within this environment,
visitors joined the artists in gatherings for discussion and takeout lunch.

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