FEAST

"The digestive canal represents

a tube passing through

the entire organism

and communicating

with the external world."

Alongside the traditional family dinner table, a meal is a place for discussion, debate and the sharing of ideas. FEAST looks to comment upon contemporary visual art and film works that explore our relationship with food as a social event, a marker of identity, a product of history and a commodity for trade. The publication will combine articles on contemporary arts practices with recipes, food histories and literary narratives in an eclectic mix that serves to explore, highlight and question the varied roles food holds within our everyday. 

Food plays a key role in our experience of galleries, museums and art fairs - whether it be a dinner at an exhibition opening, or a coffee in a museum café - food and art are closely intertwined. For PULSE, the 2010 contemporary art fair in Miami organizers commissioned a rotating program of food trucks from some of Miami’s most known restaurants: the popular Latin Burger; gourmet food truck pioneer Gastropod and Yellow Submarine, purveyors of Colombian fast food. Each day a different truck was available to guests in the fair’s plaza.

FEAST looks to highlight the connection between art and food, exploring food as a marker of ritual, welcome and event.

Topics
Contemporary Art, food, history, Identity, meals, Social
Format
Softback
Original Language
English

Lawson Park Electronic Library is a Guestroom project for Grizedale Arts, designed and built by Dorian Moore