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Wicket Leeks

June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5

Wicket Leeks

Curated by Abdul Dube, Illesha Khandelwal and Will Owen
Assistant Curator Fiona Mccormac

June 22 – July 13
Exhibition Hours:
Thursday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

Using the lenses of food and sports, Wicket Leeks showcases cooks, athletes, researchers, artists, coaches, and makers to help investigate the unsavory histories of nationalist, religious, and corporate colonialism in a palatable way, while not sugar-coating its effects, in order to help us better digest our present and cook up a healthier future.

The title Wicket Leeks refers to the wicket– a part of the equipment for the sport of Cricket spread by the British Empire, and Leeks– one of the most common and ancient edible plants in the onion family. It is also in reference to WikiLeaks– the international investigative journalism non-profit.


Opening Reception
June 22nd, 6 – 10pm

A View From Above: The Pre-Game Meal by Nathaniel Sullivan
Tuesday June 25th, 
Event is free, but requires RSVP!

Wicket Leeks / আড্ডা Adda Featuring A Collaborative Beer Brewing Workshop
Thursday June 27th, 6-11pm

A conversation and food-based hang out with artists Jess Rolls and Zaid Islam around their 2+ year collaboration around shared histories.

Specially Processed American Me: SPAM, War, and Cuisine Workshop
Saturday June 29th, 1 – 3pm

Over a communal meal, artist and playwright Jaime Sunwoo will discuss the history of SPAM, the canned meat, in the Asia-Pacific and its connection to war, class, imperialism, and nostalgia.

Wrestling as Ancient and Contemporary Decentralized Sport History
Saturday June 29th, 3-4:30pm
A participatory, body positive lecture and demonstration.
Participation is optional and requires no former knowledge of wrestling.

– CLOSED July 4th weekend –

Flux Thursday
July 11th, 7:30 – 10 pm
Potluck + Wicket Leeks Artist Talks

Drinking Beer at the End of the World: A Booze Cruise in the Anthroposcene Shane Farrell
July 12th, 3:00pm-5:30pm

Meet at the Smith – 9th Street G Station. Look for Death.

Featured Artists

Epicurean Endocrinology (Liz Flyntz & Byron Rich)
Fay Sanders
Hande Sever
Janine Georgette (Hamilton)
Jaime Sunwoo
Jevijoe Vitug
Jordany Geao
Dr. Joshua D. Phillips
Jess Rolls
Julian Louis Phillips
Kacie Lyn Martinez
Lexy Ho-Tai 
Miss Expanding Universe (Ashley Yang-Thompson)  & Zehra Khan
Nathaniel Sullivan
Nick Whittock
Shane Farrell
Sneha Mehta & Mallika Chandra
Zaid Islam


June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm UTC-5
July 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
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