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K&P Mart: Nuit Blanche Installation Dance Party
Clean up on aisle 4, dance party on aisle 5! As part of the Gladstone Hotel's full-hotel Nuit Blanche takeover, the hotel's Ballroom will transform into a larger than life grocery store.
K&P Mart uses the traditional North American grocery store setting as a backdrop to highlight current issues in the social, political, and economical climates. Theres no denying that 2017 has been a hard pill to swallow. With the recent shift in power, basic human rights like water or accessible food prices for all are becoming less of a standard, and similar to unattainable elements high up on a museum pedestal: they're out of reach. Though those in power may claim equality, for most its only visible from behind the proverbial display case. By manipulating recognizable elements of North American food industries - hamburgers, boxed cereal, sliced bread - the K&P Mart creates a disproportionate, wonky, and skewed landscape mirroring the one currently outside all our local grocers. With this exhibit we propose that, perhaps, we have bitten off more than we can chew.