EAT FOOD POLICY: EXHIBITION
Eat Food Policy
Deirdre O’Mahony works urgently to give voice to the invisible protagonists that shape our earth’s future. From casting a series of root systems into porcelain tableware, to enacting an adaptation of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier’s 18th century potato feast, O’Mahony is committed to uncovering and encouraging conversations about rural sustainability, food security, political ecologies and the future of farming.
On view at Kunstverein Aughrim throughout Spring/Summer 2023 was an excerpt of the artist’s expansive practice, delving into her ongoing Sustainment Experiments to present elements such as her FEEDER research library of over 200 publications on farming, food production, soil health and sustainability in Ireland; a single image from the 2018 photographic series Trial + Error, documenting the rise and fall of JJ Silke’s seed potato industry; and a feeding trough housing ware from a series of generative feasts, Parmentier’s Feast at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in 2022 and Eat Food Policy Feast at City Assembly House, Dublin in 2023. Also on display was a handcrafted ceramic table-setting for one, accompanied by performance props by Bog Cottage commissioned by the artist and worn by performers/friends Bridget O’Gorman and Etaoin Holohan.
EAT FOOD POLICY was on view throughout Spring/Summer 2023. The FEEDER research library was accessible during our opening hours 10am-5pm Thursday-Sunday by appointment. The exhibition closed on Saturday 8 July 2023.
Kunstverein Aughrim’s ongoing collaboration with Deirdre O’Mahony is made possible with the support of the Arts Council.