A Space for How to: Share

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Join us for Feng-Ru Lee’s Secret Recipe dumpling party, an event where participants are invited to write a secret onto edible rice paper that will then be formed into dumplings and cooked. This will be a social gathering occasion where participants are welcome to drop in while exploring our current exhibitions.

Expanding on our current exhibition Holding a Heart in Artifice by Abbas Zahedi, A Space for How to activates Zahedi's exhibition space through events that focus on the gallery as a point of gathering and intimate exchange. Secret Recipe is an adaptation of the original Fluxus dumpling parties held by George Maciunas in the 1960's and offers the opportunity to share in an experience of culinary experimentation and confession where secrets will remain untold but shared through consumption and digestion.

About the event

Free. Limited Capacity.

Artist has taken a food hygiene course and full ingredient list can be found here.

The duration of the event is three hours. Seating is available.


Find information about getting here and our building access and facilities here.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

There are no audio descriptions for this event.

If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing info@nottinghamcontemporary.org or phoning 0115 948 9750.

Safety during your visit

Please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms or is awaiting test results.

Staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face mask in all areas.

Feng-Ru Lee is a Taiwanese artist whose practice is rooted in her Far-East Asian Cultural background, her work crosses a range of different media and often-incorporates video, two-dimensional works, performance and installation. Toying with ideas of mass production and genetic engineering, Lee’s practice is often seen as both a critique and an attempt to understand the seemingly controversial issues involved in the state of the contemporary human condition. Lee explores ideas that centre on the status of the transition/migration between cultures and humanity, whilst also addressing notions of the materialisation of objects and beings. Subjects such as Eastern philosophy and Western science that seem immediately differential hold intrinsically deep and thought-provoking issues for both the artist and viewer.

Lee has exhibited throughout the UK, Taiwan and internationally including the USA, Middle East, Japan, and across Europe. Recent exhibitions have included: Flux Fest at VIVID, Birmingham, Jam: Cultural Congestions in Contemporary Asian Art at South Hills Park, Shift Time - The Festival of Ideas in Shrewsbury and a joint Solo Exhibition at Entrance Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic and New Art Exchange, UK.

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