Camberwell: Sheep’s Brains and Fried Cucumbers
Strange name for an art exhibition? Not when you know that the artwork, by southeast Londoner Gabriela Szulman, was inspired by one of her favourite books: the 1932 edition of the New Home Encyclopaedia. “I often draw inspiration from it as it’s full of ridiculous things that make me smile,” Gabriela explains. “These range from building birdhouses to bringing up children, etiquette, food – and even share dealing… I don’t think anyone will rush to the kitchen to try any of the recipes – some sound disgusting, while others are just dull. I chose them because they generated quirky associations of the different elements that make up each picture – my mind works in mysterious ways.”
The show – which, to maximise the foodie angle, is held in a restaurant – was one of our writer Michael Armstrong’s picks of the recent Camberwell Arts Festival, and has been so popular that it’s just been extended until 14 July.
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