Kitchen Dialogues

Kitchen Dialogues, the collaborative project of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen consists of a body of work around the notions of value and power that govern politics in the economic and social spheres. Some of the works reflect on consumer habits, highlighting the fact that the common capitalist idea of growth is not sustainable in our contemporary globalized world. The project has concentrated on building community through food and cooking, on exploring the possibilities of creating a new social ecosystem.

The book published by and Bobrikova & de Carmen offers a comprehensive view of the artists’ conceptual background and practice as well as a complete anthology of specific events, happenings and sub-projects that have been implemented under the same concept since 2013. The book contains essays from Charlotte Bagger Brandt, Anto Lloveras, Bora Hong, Marius Meli, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Amalie Frederiksen, Aristides Santana, Erika Stöckel, Judit Angel, Woon Tien Wei, Zuzana Jakalová, Tinatin Khomeriki, Kristine K. Wessel and Ingrid Økland – an international spectre of contributors who were involved in the realisation of the project.

Authors: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Editor: MaryClaire Pappas
Co-editors: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen
Graphic Design and Layout: Aurelia Garová
Cover Design and Illustration: Aurelia Garová
Illustrations: Oscar de Carmen
Coordinator: Petra Balíková
Printed by: PROTISK, s. r. o.
Published by:, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen

ISBN 978-80-972325-5-9
ISBN 978-80-972325-6-6 (e-book)

Printed and bound in Czech Republic, 2019


This project has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council and Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond. Erste Foundation is main partner of tranzit.