The Economy of Food

The Economy of Food

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

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

Opening reception: Wednesday, June 3, 6-9pm
305 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY

Featured Artists:
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.

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