collaboration with Tomie Arai


The collaborative piece Kitchen, created with New York-based artist Tomie Arai, is a subversively envisioned diaspora ‘Asian’ kitchen constructed within the walls of a gallery. The space is designed to question cultural stereotypes by examining everyday artifacts associated with the preparing and sharing of food. These artifacts – tea containers, noodle packages, canned goods, wallpaper, calendars – have been marketed using the traditional imagery of the exotic Asian woman. In Kitchen, they are subtly altered by the playful and disconcerting insertion of everyday images of the artists. Within this environment, visitors joined the artists in gatherings for discussion and takeout lunch.





media: photo-silkscreen on found wallpaper, re-labelled food products, kitchen furniture & appliances, wood, paint
dimensions: installation 400 sq. ft.


Curated by Holly Block for Art in General, New York City. Commissioned by Art in General.