You are warmly invited to bring a meal to share with strangers, acquaintances and friends on Saturday 27 May 6pm at Chez Derriere, Parnell Station, facilitated by artist Cindy Huang.
The practice of eating together uses food as a means of community building and a way to embrace alternative modes of knowledge. Huang proposes to expand the gallery space towards a site of oral history and collective practice through food.
Considering this, we invite you to bring a meal that speaks to a familial lived experience. Though this may not be your favourite dish, we invite you to bring a meal that has shaped you.
Spaces are limited, so please email Felixe at email@example.com to reserve a place.
This is the first in a food focused series being developed by Chez Derriere in which artists are invited to explore food as material and tool to ground audience experiences. This series explores the bodily practice of eating and the social, in-person rituals of meal sharing to support conceptual engagement.
About the artist
Cindy Huang is a Tāmaki Makaurau based artist who is a former takeaway kid and the daughter of restaurateurs from Rotorua. Huang is tauiwi of Chinese descent whose practice predominantly considers recent social histories of Aotearoa and disrupts conventional understanding of the past. Through storytelling and participation-based installations, she produces chance encounters to encourage community and connection.
Huang's recent exhibitions include, Twin Cultivation, Panmure Train Station and Britomart, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (2022) and the smell of his faint breath… (abbreviated title), Te Atamira, Tāhuna Queenstown, (2023). Huang holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Master’s in Museum and Cultural Heritage from the University of Auckland.