BBQ Week: BRAC’s The Economy of Food

Martine Fougeron - Project: Bronx Trades

While you’re enjoying BBQ this week, you might want to take a break to consider the relationship between Art and Food.

Visit The Bronx River Art Center for their exhibition The Economy of Food to understand why everyone needs to consider food issues. It opens Friday, June 5, and runs until June 27, 2015.

According to the press release:

The exhibition analyzes the economics of the food system, the multifaceted operation 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.

Artists will showing work that deals with sustainability, immigrant labor, waste and other issues that face our food culture in general and chefs more specifically. The Bronx is both the center of food distribution for New York City, and the home of food deserts. The show is curated by Irina Danilova and includes the following artists:

Jonathan Blaustein, Michele Brody, Alberto Bursztyn, Project 59, Andrea Callard, Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Martine Fougeron, Ian Trask, Chee Wang Ng.

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