With Andrés Antebi, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Marina Monsonís and Yaneth Valencia
The MACBA’s Kitchen is a meeting space, but also a social laboratory where participants can inhabit dissent. The previous Open Kitchen session included the participation of Ana Felicien, Andrés Antebi, Yazel Parra and Patrizia del Razo, who helped us trace a history of cocoa crisscrossed by its colonial legacies, so rooted in our customs.
That session brought the bitter flip side of a traditional cup of chocolate to the table. Andrés Antebi’s presentation on Spanish—and Catalan—colonial plunder in Equatorial Guinea led to a debate that could not be fully explored due to lack of time. At the MACBA Kitchen we believe in the importance of simmering debates over a low flame and holding difficult conversations with the care they deserve. That is why we are convening a second monographic session on cocoa, where we will try to thicken the chocolate.