Preview IV: Iria Arenas

The combined forces of globalization and commodification of dominant (western) cultures has become a problem from the cultural identity perspective. As a European citizen, this topic has been always running through my mind and stamping my work since the beginning of my career as an artist. In my latest work I explore the impact cultural appropriation as nowadays using the food as a medium to visualize how western cultures has narrow the cuisine or the history of a country to a simple menu. Currently I am moving my research forward, linking this objectification of food to the human body and its commercial purposes to highlight the conflict between mass consumption and normative thinness demanded by these big capitalistic systems.