Join us for a talk exploring practices of care – and carelessness – in art institutions followed by a fermentation workshop as part of the Exercises in Exchange public event series. Led by curator and writer Lucy Lopez, participants are invited to prepare their own jar of lacto-fermented rhubarb and enjoy a communal vegan brunch.
Please, bring your own canning jar with an airtight lid to ferment your own portion of rhubarb. All ingredients and other workshop materials are provided. If you cannot bring your own jar, please let us know by filling out the form when reserving your spot and we can provide one for you.
Lucy Lopez is a curator and writer currently based in Birmingham, UK. Together with Alba Colomo she is co-founder of la Sala, a small ecofeminist art organisation and growing space. She is currently writing her PhD, Instituting with Care, and is working on an edited book of the same name. Her work draws on feminisms, practices of care, instituting and the politics of work. Most recently she has curated exhibitions for Grand Union, Eastside Projects, and BALTIC, and she was previously Curator of Exhibitions and Research at BAK – basis voor actuele kunst, where she curated the programme Instituting Otherwise, working with artists such as Nicoline van Harskamp, Jonas Staal and Hito Steyerl, and curating the group exhibition Unstated (or, Living Without Approval) together with Maria Hlavajova and Marion von Osten. In 2014 she co-founded the London based art organisation Jupiter Woods. She has lectured, taught and published internationally.
EXERCISES IN EXCHANGE
Exercises in Exchange is a series of public events and engagement activities concerned with alternative economies. Devised by Fiona Irene Graf, recipient of the 2023 Spike Island Engagement Fellowship for South West-based curators, Exercises in Exchange thinks through the possibilities of inter-mutual relationships and transboundary networks of reciprocity, asking how we can establish more nurturing, sustainable ways of being and interrelating within both human and non-human communities. In the face of ongoing economic and climate crises, the programme stresses the urgency to generate more equal economic structures based on kinship, collaboration and co-governance, and circularity.
This event is wheelchair accessible.