The Economy of Food

The Economy of Food

On View from June 03, 2015 – June 20, 2015

The Bronx River Art Center Presents: 

The third exhibition in the series Food Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities,

 

The Economy of Food

June 3 - June 20

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 3, 6-9pm, 

305 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY. 

 

The exhibition will feature: 

Jonathan Blaustein 

Michele Brody 

Alberto Bursztyn 

Andrea Callard

Nicolas Dumit Estevez

Martine Fougeron 

Lisa Hein

Project 59

Ian Trask

Chee Wang Ng

 

The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to announce The Economy of Food, the third exhibition in a series of five, entitled Food Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities, which will run through 2015. The exhibition opens with a reception on Wednesday June 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at BRAC’s temporary gallery space in Mott Haven, the Bronx.

The exhibition analyzes the economics of the food system, the multifaceted operation for sustaining our lives. The exhibition addresses the food system’s major components: the economy of food production, the economy of trade and food distribution, the economy of food consumption and the economy of recycling the system’s aftermath. The Economy of Food is an inescapable fact that affects us on an everyday basis. Artists participating in the exhibition are responding to this universal issue with installations, photography, performance and video works. They trace, underline, critique or mock issues of: corporate vs. sustainable farming, local food distribution in the Bronx; the new geopolitics of food; multinational food culture; commercial and creative recycling of food waste and packaging; and attempts to balance low budgets while providing nutrition and feeding our families in “the hungriest borough in NYC”.

Curated by Irina Danilova, The Economy of Food is part of BRAC’s larger curatorial effort to draw attention to food as a creative medium, muse and indicator of culture; and to highlight social and political issues, especially those impacting the Bronx community.