Kitchen Dialogues

by Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen. A LATENT SPACES Production for Post-PopUp at CCA.

LATENT SPACES is proud to produce Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmens Kitchen Dialogues at Post-PopUp. The Oslo-based artist-duo is part of LATENT SPACES at Haw Par Villa International Artist-in-Residence Programme. This will be the second of three Kitchen Dialogues editions scheduled in Singapore.

Kitchen Dialogues is an artistic endeavour which aims to change consumers’ sensory and intellectual concepts towards the overproduction of food from supermarkets. Kitchen Dialogues has presented various food-environmental actions in the kitchen around the theme of food surplus.

At Post-PopUp, each ticketed audience can look forward to a personalised presentation of Martinka and Oscar's thoughtfully-conceived degustation dish, born of edible ingredients donated by supermarkets or local vendors in the food sector due to excess supply. While audiences are privy to their emphasis on the global problem of excess food supply, the Kitchen Dialogues have not been formulated to address the issue from an educational point-of-view nor to encourage analytical discussions. Instead, Martinka and Oscar hope for audiences to taste “the problem of surplus” and perhaps develop a keener awareness of social relationships borne of this ‘problem’.


More than [show] business: Post-PopUp at CCA is a 4-month collaboration conceived as a platform for exploring different curatorial formats and ways of presenting and distributing art. The project More than [show] business: Post-PopUp at CCA is a collaborative effort between Post-Museum and CCA, led by curators Anca Rujoiu and Vera Mey, with the additional support of the National Arts Council.

Post-Museum started in 2007 as an independent cultural and social space in Singapore, serving as an open platform for examining contemporary life, promoting the arts and connecting people. As of 2011, they moved out of their Rowell Road space into a more nomadic and itinerant structure. Keeping the community spirit, they are aiming to use their time at the CCA as a shared space for the arts, culture and civil society.

The CCA–Centre for Contemporary Art is a research centre of Nanyang Technological University, developed with support from the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Located in Gillman Barracks alongside a cluster of international galleries, the CCA takes a holistic approach towards art and culture, intertwining its various platforms: exhibitions, residencies and research.

Photo credit: Natacha Paganelli

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Sat Jul 26, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Kitchen Dialogues by Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen at Post Pop-up
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Block 38, Studio #07-01 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks Singapore 109441 Singapore
Nearest MRT Station is Labrador Park (Circle Line Station CC27); Nearest Bus Stop is Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number 15059) served by buses 51, 57, 61, 93, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963e
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