Delfina Foundation launches its fourth season of The Politics of Food with a solo exhibition by Asunción Molinos Gordo, curated by Dani Burrows.
Titled Accumulation by Dispossession, the exhibition's name is a reference to the work of the eminent Marxist Professor David Harvey. In his 2003 book, The New Imperialism, Harvey introduces the concept "accumulation by dispossession" to describe the increasing feature of global capitalism to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of the few through the process of dispossession. During her 2014 residency at Delfina Foundation, Molinos related this concept to her ongoing research into the food system, the outcome of which is this exhibition, her first solo presentation in the UK.
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Accumulation by Dispossession maps a route through different aspects of the global food system, addressing issues of privatisation, financialisation, the management and manipulation of crisis, as well as redistribution. Using a variety of media, including drawings, videos, sculptures, photographs and textiles, the works are a combination of hand-
The exhibition is supported by Acción Cultural Española, Arts Council England, and Travesia Cuatro gallery.
The Politics of Food: Adapting
Asunción Molinos Gordo's exhibition forms part of Delfina Foundation’s ongoing thematic programme The Politics of Food, running from April 1–June 23, 2019. Acknowledging that the food system is broken and seismic systemic change is an inevitability, The Politics of Food: Adapting investigates ideas responding to the changing environment of food production.
The programme includes five research-
Exhibition April 30, June 22, 2019. Delfina Foundation, 29/31 Catherine Place -
Asunción Molinos Gordo, Dumping, 2014. Photo: Maj Lindström. Courtesy Museo de Arte De Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico.