The Boulevard is a series of interactive installations consisting of a green-screen, upon which locally-sourced food is served within the context of a public exhibition space.
Selected editions include:
Tate Britain, London, 2018
As part of the public programme for A Common Ground (Something & Son), the 1840’s Duveen Galleries (South) were transformed into a space to eat and connect with others. Hosted by artist Abbas Zahedi, this space invited visitors to pull up a cushion, enjoy soup made with ingredients from Tate’s garden and engage in conversation and exchange with a neighbour.
– Abdullah Elias (Something & Son)
– Richmond Mangrozah (UAL catering staff)
Lethaby Gallery, London, 2018
The Age of New Babylon is the Lethaby Gallery’s first student-led show. Through a series of actions and interventions, this evolving exhibition examined notions of ‘otherness’ through the lens of difference and sought to go beyond the frame of images.Source
Nan Studios, London, 2018
Please, join us for Diffractions Without Organs at Nan Studios on Saturday the 28th of April from 7 to 9 pm. Conducted by Gema Darbo, this two-hour happening aims to explore the notion of diffraction and how this powerful methodology can be viewed as a toolbox – understanding that we are not one, but complex multiplicities and connections that negotiate the relations to others. Selected artists have developed works responding to how these considerations can be entangled, embodied and materialised.Source
Abbas Zahedi: “The Boulevard is a type of large road, usually running through a city. In modern usage it means a wide, multi-lane arterial thoroughfare (sofreh), designed for slow travel and pedestrian (audience) usage, often flanked with an above-average quality of landscaping (art) and scenery (projections). There are many boulevards in the world…“