THE ECONOMY OF FOOD AT BRAC – BRONX, NY
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: Wedneday, June 3, 6-9pm,
305 East 140th Street, Bronx, NY.
The exhibition will feature: Jonathan Blaustein, Michele Brody, Alberto M. Bursztyn, Andrea Callard, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Martine Fougeron, Lisa Hein, Project 59, Ian Trask, Chee Wang Ng.
The exhibition analyses the economics of the food system, the multifaceted operation for sustaining of our lives and existence, reflecting on food economy’s major parts: the economy of food production, the economy of trade and food distribution, the economy of food consumption and the economy of recycling the aftermath of all the above.
Economy of food system is our inescapable environment. We all take part in it on an everyday bases. Participating in the exhibition artists respond with installations, photography, performance and video work to number of related to the economy of food issues. They trace, underline, critique or mock corporate vs. substantial farming, specifics of local food distribution in the Bronx; geopolitics of food supplies; food value of money, attempts to balance low budgets providing nutrition and feeding families in the Bronx, “the hungriest borough in NYC”(by the New York Times); multinational customs and food related traditions; commercial and creative recycling of food waste and packaging.
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.