Artist Michael Rakowitz to hosted a dinner lecture for Triple Base. Rakowitz is the creator of the project called Enemy Kitchen and he presented at my home in conjunction with the exhibition at Triple Base called Abiden Travels.
With the help of his Iraqi-Jewish mother, Rakowitz compiled Baghdadi recipes to teach to his audience. Preparing and then consuming traditional foods opened up a new route through which Iraq can be discussed—in this case, through that most familiar of cultural staple: nourishment. Iraqi culture is virtually invisible in the US, beyond the daily news, and Enemy Kitchen created cultural visibility to producing an alternative discourse.