Birmingham and Midlands Institute, 12 June 2009

Companis presented a seminar on the Shared Table in Contemporary Art, investigating communal dining and its associations with community, utopia, conviviality and class within recent and contemporary art.

The panel of speakers included artist, author and critic Dave Beech (chair), artists Pil & Galia Kollectiv and Karen Tam and cultural critics Dr. Anna Dezeuze (Art Historian) and Dr. Joan Gibbons (Course Director, MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice, Birmingham City University). A food-related performance by Pil & Galia Kollectiv punctuated the afternoon.



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