Today’s Specials at Pace

With the multiplication of food imagery in today’s media – whether it be the growing number of cuisine blogs, cooking television programmes and amateur gastronomic social media channels – Today’s Specials, an exhibition of mixed-media works presented at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, explores the relationship between contemporary artists and food, and examines the depiction and significance of eating habits in the 20th and 21st centuries. From the photographs of Yto Barrada, Sarah Lucas, Elad Lassry, and Roe Ethridge, to the carefully orchestrated video work of Song Dong and intricate collages of Vik Muniz, the exhibition presents works of established luminaries alongside younger talents. The exhibition takes a satirical look at the way society represents, consumes and obsesses over food.
Image: Sarah Lucas, Chicken Knickers, 1997, c – type print, 42.5 cm x 42.5 cm (16-3/4″ x 16-3/4″), © Sarah Lucas, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London