Food as Art: Food for Thought
What is it?
Food has been a universal theme in many forms of art throughout history. From prehistoric cave paintings, to classical still life paintings, pop artists’ savory sculptures, and your favorite food Insta account. Humans have been documenting our food from the very beginning. As we spend so much time apart, it can be comforting to focus attention on things that bring us together; like great food! Or rather, great documentations of food.
This week we encourage you to think about the creative possibilities of your favorite foods.
Food as Art at Atlanta Contemporary
Our AC archives showcase varying examples of how contemporary artists use food in their works. Take a trip through our digital archive to explore past exhibitions. Access the archive through the index tab.
Here are just a few of our favorite food related highlights from the archives:
Marlos E'van | Holly Coulis | Vivid Memories of a Blurred Past
Fallen Fruit is the Los Angeles-based collaborative team of David Burns and Austin Young, whose various projects use fruit as a filter to examine distinct places and histories, issues of representation and ownership, and address questions of public versus private space. ACAC commissioned the artists to develop their first exhibition addressing a Southern context.
Find more info about this exhibition on our website at: https://atlantacontemporary.org/exhibitions/fallen-fruit-of-atlanta
I thought up this edible jewelry activity for myself to help me be mindful when snacking but to also take time in appreciating the interesting visual aspects of my snacks.
Follow this link to watch a video on making a food mandala!
Want more inspiration? Check out these great resources:
Google Arts and Culture: A Brief History of Food in Art
New York Times: These Artists Are Creating Work That’s About, and Made From, Food