Issue 2 (18) 2022


Jennifer Rubell ◦ Rirkrit Tiravanija ◦ Cooking Sections ◦ Jen Monroe ◦ Collezione Taurisano and more

Cover designed by Igor Kubik

Every day we bite, chew, swallow and excrete. The feeling of tightness in the oesophagus, stomach pain or hunger accompanies us at each step. Food has a powerful influence on our lives, it affects our body and mind. Not surprisingly, it has also been a recurring motif in art for centuries. But in 2022 — in post-pandemic times of war, recession, rampant inflation, the threat of food shortages in the shops in the next six months, rising gas and electricity prices — it takes on even greater significance. That is why we have decided to dedicate this issue of the magazine to food. In this issue, we have prepared a real feast for you — come join us at the table.

Our reflections are captured symbolically in two covers designed and handcrafted especially for us by illustrator Igor Kubik. The choice is either a banana or an apple. The cover makes you reflect on eating habits and the way food is displayed. We would like you to focus on this matter, because every visit to the grocery shop, no matter where it is located, is an encounter with the absurdity of packaging fruit and vegetables in plastic — even individual pieces.

In the articles that follow, we explore the issue’s main theme in more depth. Jennifer Rubell tells us about her journey from cooking school to critical art. With last year’s Turner Prize nomineesCooking Sections, we dive into the waters of salmon farming in Scotland. We discover the art of Rirkrit Tiravanija and his installations, which often take the form of stages or rooms for communal eating, cooking, reading or music. Speaking of multi-sensory experiences, it’s worth reading our interview with Felix Barrett, founder and artistic director of the extraordinary theatre company Punchdrunk.

In this issue you will also find articles on food poverty, food insecurity and food porn take a critical approach to food in visual art. The essay section closes with a philosophical text based on an analysis of several film documentaries. It explores the human species’ compulsion to eat meat as a litmus test of our predatory and darkest psychological traits.

You can also try other perspectives on the world around us in articles about design and get inspired by the most beautiful kitchen and dining room designs. You can read about the edible fashion trend and apps that help reduce food waste. Together, we look at the problem of watershortage and how to overcome it.

At the end of this issue, you will find two recipes from: ‘Kitchen Conversations Cookbook: Homemade Recipes from Artists’ by Patrycja Rozwora and published by Contemporary Lynx Publishing.

Inside the magazine, you will also find articles about:

  • Art schools and if we need them to ‘survive’ the art world;
  • Extraoridinary Collezione Taurisano;
  • The challenges of contemporary food packaging design;
  • Anish Kapoor;
  • Mathilde Bretillot and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts’ studio visit in Paris;


ARTISTS / Close-up
22 Jennifer Rubell: Balancing Things on the Nose
32 Rirkrit Tiravanija: Tea, Curry, and Fish Sauce Ice-Cream
38 Cooking Sections: New Ways of Eating for a Changing Climate
46 Anish Kapoor: Turning Water into Mirror, Blood into Sky
50 Jen Monroe — A Bad Taste

Special Feature
60 Felix Barrett — Punchdrunk: Rewarding the Curious
68 Mülheimer Freiheit: Play with Painting
72 Maria Nicz-Borowiakowa: Avant-Gardist

FOOD / New Perspectives
76 Food Porn: Show Me What You Eat and I’ll Tell You Who You Are
80 Zina Saro-Wiwa: Table Manners
82 Food Insecurity: Food Is Not Given to Us
88 An Enlightened Murder: Meat-Eating and Cinema

TREND-SPOTTING / New Culture Codes
102 Seaweed, Algae and Jelly Dresses: The Future of Fashion, Where We Eat What We Wear
113 Entangled State: 17th International Triennial of Tapestry
114 Mathilde Bretillot and Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts — International Design Expeditions: For Your Eyes Only
122 Sensible Containers: The Challenges of Contemporary Food Packaging Design
130 Six Kitchen Must-Haves to Prepare a Perfect Dinner: Objects of Desire
132 Let Us Arrange Your Dining Table: Objects of Desire
134 Innovation for Our Planet: The Apps Helping Prevent Food Waste
138 Draw It Your Way
139 The Power of Women: The 8th Vintage Photo Festival
140 Kurdistan: Images of Existence
142 The Great Green

147 Paris: Revival of the French Capital

COLLECTING / Treasure Hunt
156 Collezione Taurisano: The Collection as a Sign of the Times
164 Ans Azura: The Need for Change, Rebellion and Escape
167 Gallery or Marketplace? Between the Artist and the Exhibition Space
168 At the Crossroads of Art and Business: A Unique Conference in the Heart of Poznań

TIPS / Shaping the Future
172 Do We Need Art Schools to ‘Survive’ the Art World? Art Guide
181 Andreas Werner: The STRABAG Artaward International 2022
182 On Our Shelf
184 Kitchen Conversations Cookbook: Homey Recipes from Artists. Excerpt from the Book

  • Zuzanna Auguścik,
  • Dobromiła Błaszczyk,
  • Anna Nowok,
  • Patrycja Głusiec,
  • Marta Kowalewska,
  • Sylwia Krasoń,
    Maggie Kuzan,
  • Kasia Lorenc,
  • Aleksandra Mainka-Pawłowska,
  • Eleftherios Makedonas,
  • Janusz Milanowski,
  • Mannika Mishra,
  • Helena Postawka-Lech,
  • Patrycja Rozwora,
  • Alicja Stąpór,
  • Anna Świtaj,
  • Anna Tomczak,
  • Anja Tomljenović,
  • Dominika Tylcz,
  • Marek Wołyński,
  • Marta Wróblewska,
  • Magdalena Zięba-Grodzka,
  • Kuba Żary,
  • Sylwia Żółkiewska


  • Marta Krysińska

LYNX Team:

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