Keg de Souza is an Australian artist who creates site- and situation-specific projects with an emphasis on participation and reciprocity. Her projects often take place within inflatable tents designed for the events. In Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: New York, de Souza uses local cuisine, histories and culinary traditions as a departure point for visitors to discuss the politics of food and space in New York City. The fourth in a series of performative picnics, de Souza will host an open dialogue on Saturday, May 23rd that she will map directly onto the floor of her ‘New York’ tent.
Documentation of past picnics, previously held in London, Scotland and Vancouver, surround de Souza’s inflatable structure throughout the duration of the exhibition. These ephemeral records provide insight into the customs and politics of diverse communities as well as the artist’s unique approach to participatory art.
Join us on Saturday, May 23rd from 2 – 5 pm for de Souza’s New York picnic. Participants are encouraged to bring along some typical New York food to share while we discuss both culture and space throughout the city. You may join us at any point during the three-hour event, which will take place within de Souza’s inflatable tent at AC Institute. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist
Keg de Souza is an Australian artist who creates pedagogical projects to foster new relationships. Recent projects have been featured at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Sydney), Delfina Foundation (London), Atlas Arts (Scotland), Ratmakan Kampung (Indonesia) and Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). De Souza is currently an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellow.