Painstakingly pressing, burnishing and forming foil Chinese takeaway cartons around the kitchen he used during a residency at IMMA, British-Chinese artist Anthony Key playfully challenges and engages with stereotypes and intricacies of cultural identity. He poignantly conjures a nostalgic memory often associated with the kitchen, invoking a sense of familiarity during a time of discord or change. ‘I believe we carry a metaphorical and invisible kitchen around with us, so this is what I have built.’ Anthony Key, October 2005.
|Medium||Tin foil takeaway cartons, mixed media|
|Dimensions||335.2 x 152.4 x 274.3 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2006|
|Out on loan||Visual Voices and Bok Gwai, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Project Spaces, 11/12/2020 - 31/03/2021|
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