Translating the spirit of the Serpentine Pavilion 2021 into small-scale, domestic objects for gathering, Sunday Rice Ritual is a limited edition sculpture designed by Sumayya Vally, Counterspace.
Recognising informal gatherings and sharing of food as important factors for the preservation of cultures, this edition has been conceived as one long sharing table, split into 20 individual pieces, each unique and printed in clay, finished in an off-white matte glaze. Echoing the principals on which the Serpentine Pavilion 2021 has been designed, the sculptures reference and pay homage to existing and erased places in London that have held communities over time and continue to do so today.
Three plates from this Limited Edition have been gifted to the fellows from Support Structures for Support Structures programme, which supports artists working at the intersections of art and social justice, art and ecology and art and the archive. By purchasing this Limited Edition, you become part of a network together with the other people who own a piece of the larger sculpture.
*We encourage every buyer to agree to share their contact details with the other 19 people who bought the edition and to stay in touch, meet and share meals.
This limited edition is made of ceramic and glazed, which makes it food-safe. You are welcome to treat it as a sculptural artwork or use it as a food platter.