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Clouded Lands

6 Apr - 28 Apr

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Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery,

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London

As part of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, the art collective Food of War presents a programme of visual arts, food and performance.

Starting with an exhibition of the core artists of the Food of War Art Collective, in collaboration with the DASH Arts organisation, Clouded Lands is a touring project that has already visited other European countries such as Ukraine, Germany, and soon, Poland and Spain.

In 2015, the Food of War artists decided to travel to Ukraine to reflect on the impact of the Chernobyl accident for people and the environment. They interviewed doctors, scientists, nuclear plant workers and victims of Chernobyl. In their research they found that radiation has a huge impact on people’s health, food sources and the ecosystem.

Clouded Lands exposes those findings through photography, installation, painting, gastroperformance, sculpture and films with the purpose of building bridges between European countries affected by the radioactive cloud.

Food of War artists Quintina Valero, Omar Castañeda, Hernan Barros, Simone Mattar, Zinaida Lihacheva and Carolina Muñoz have worked with European artists to create an art-touring exhibition that reflects on the implications of the Chernobyl’s accident in people and the environment.

Spanish artist Quintina Valero is documentary photographer from Spain. After a career in finance she moved to London in 2001 where she studied Photojournalism at the London College of Communication. Her documentary work focuses on human rights and humanitarian crisis. She has documented nomadic lives that included Bedouins, travellers and gypsies for several years. Her passion to learn about their identity and culture took her to the Balkans, Jordan, France, Spain and England, documenting their traditions, festivities and rituals. From 2014 she is documenting the situation of migrants in Europe.

 

Venue

Rich Mix, Mezzanine Gallery,
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA United Kingdom
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