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"Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art." Curated by

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

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Gastro-Vision | The Best in Food-Art 2012

Writers Megan Fizzel and Andrew Russeth join Nicole Caruth for a look at the year’s best food-art projects.

Beatriz da Costa with Juan Recaman (camera), "Dying for the Other" (video still), 2011.

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Gastro-Vision | Anti-Cancer Cooking in a Post-Hurricane Sandy World

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Gastro-Vision | Anti-Cancer Cooking in a Post-Hurricane Sandy World

Nicole Caruth looks at two recent projects by Beatriz da Costa, both part of Art, Environment, Action! at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons.

Lucy + Jorge Orta, Food-Water-Life installation at Tufts University Art Gallery, 2012. Photo: Alonso Nichols, Tufts University Photography.

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Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

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Gastro-Vision | Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

Nicole Caruth on Lucy + Jorge Orta, whose first major traveling exhibition “Food-Water-Life” is now up at Tufts University Art Gallery in Boston.

Lisa Meyers and Autumn Chacon's "Noise Cooking" at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

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Gastro-Vision | Supersonic (After Cage)

Nicole Caruth on Lisa Myers’ and Autumn Chacon’s sound and video show “Noise Cooking,” now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

George Legendre and Serkan Ozkaya, "Dried Agnollotto" from "One and Three Pasta." Photo by Serkan Ozkaya. Courtesy of the artist.

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

What do Michelangelo’s “David” and a piece of fusilli pasta have in common? Read Elizabeth Wolfson’s interview with Turksih artist Serkan Ozkaya to find out.

Rainer Prohaska, "Floor Cuisine, ACF New York," 2012. Ink on paper. 16.6 x 23.4 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

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Gastro-Vision | Summer Round Up

Nicole Caruth looks at six NYC-area exhibits that provide treats for the eyes during the dog days of summer.

Edgar Degas, "L'Absinthe," 1876. Oil on canvas, 36.2 in × 26.8 in. Collection of Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

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Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

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Gastro-Vision | Absinthe and the Art World

Nicole Caruth looks at Marc Latamie’s solo exhibition at The Americas Society, which touches on the complex cultural and somatic histories of absinthe.

Eve Babitz and Marcel Duchamp playing chess at the Pasadena Art Museum, October 18, 1963. Photo by Julian Wasser.

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Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | In Search of Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz is more than just the nude woman famously photographed playing chess with Duchamp; she is an influential writer whose books are now much-coveted items.

Jacolby Satterwhite, "Country Ball 1986-2012" (video still), 2012. Courtesy of the artist, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Monya Rowe Gallery.

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Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

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Gastro-Vision | Queer Cakes for a Country Cookout

Jacolby Satterwhite’s multi-media project “Country Ball” merges the practices of “insider” and “outsider” artists: he incorporates drawings made by his mentally ill mother, Patricia.

World Wide Web, a quilt by Daniel Marlos

Pirohi!

Pirohi!

Guest blogger Lisa Anne Auerbach visits Los Angeles artist Daniel Marlos, a photographer who makes quilts, gardens, and delicious Pirohi dumplings.

Andy Warhol, "Hamburger," 1985-1986. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 66 x 1 1/4 in.

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Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

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Gastro-Vision | Watching What You Eat

In the U.S., obesity and food-related illnesses are serious problems–so do museums have a responsibility to raise issues about food?

Michael Rakowitz, "Enemy Kitchen," 2004-present. Courtesy the artist. Photo: San Francisco Chronicle/Paul Chinn.

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Gastro-Vision | Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile

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Gastro-Vision | Iraqi Cuisine Goes Mobile

Artist Michael Rakowitz’s “Enemy Kitchen (Food Truck)” is a roving eatery where local Iraqi cooks and US veterans of the Iraq war serve meals to the public.

David Levinthal, Untitled from the series Blackface, 1996.  20×24 Polaroid Polacolor ER Land Film, 40 x 33 ½ in (framed). Courtesy the artist and John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, New York.

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Gastro-Vision | Simone Leigh and the Fruits of Her Labor

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Gastro-Vision | Simone Leigh and the Fruits of Her Labor

Leigh’s exhibition at The Kitchen uses iconographic food forms–watermelon, plantains–to make ironic reference to postcolonial cultural narratives.

Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, Mealworm Toffee with ice cream. Photo: Michael

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Think sweets are just for kids? Think again: Caruth surveys ten memorable food art projects from 2011 that take a cutting-edge approach to the dessert genre.

Will Cotton, CONSUMING FOLLY, 2009-2010, oil on linen, 72 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone Gallery

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

Gastro-Vision | Performing Cotton Candy in a Land of Cockaigne

  Will Cotton’s candy and pastry-filled landscapes have come to life in recent years, taking the form of a posh pop-up bakery in 2009, and a year later, forming the …

The first couple of hip-hop with a bottle of Ace of Spades.

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Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

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Gastro-Vision: On Bottle Poppin

Artist-designer Tahir Hemphill is gathering quirky facts about popular culture via Hip-Hop Word Count, his searchable directory of over 40,000 hip-hop songs. If you’ve ever wanted to know the education level …

At Occupy Wall Street. Photo by Tricia Van Eck.

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

What Is To Be Done?* Conversations, Commerce, and Collaborations

Canceled: Exhibiting Experimental Art in China, presented at The Smart Museum of Art in Chicago in 2000, was a metaphorical representation of It’s Me, a 1998 Chinese experimental art exhibition that was …

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Encounters with Generosity, Cooperation, and Community

Encounters with Generosity, Cooperation, and Community

The unpredictable and often ephemeral encounters that occur when art, community, audience, and ideas intersect are what excite me most about working with artists. For my last project at the …

Paoloa Ferrario, 19 Pictures, 22 Recipes cover, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Sue Scott Gallery.

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Gastro-Vision | Picture Perfect

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Gastro-Vision | Picture Perfect

Mainstream cookbooks tend to present a particular style of photography: food spreads done up like the models of fashion magazines. Stylized still lifes, cropped, color saturated, and Photoshopped look too perfect …

"Forrest Gump" (film still), 1994.

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Gastro-Vision | Gone Shrimping!

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Gastro-Vision | Gone Shrimping!

Forrest Gump was one of those rare films that changed the way people think about random everyday stuff, from a box of chocolates to a new pair of sneakers to …

Serkan Özkaya at this studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo credit: Baris Ozcetin

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Serkan Özkaya

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Serkan Özkaya

Serkan Özkaya is a contemporary conceptual artist based in Istanbul, Turkey, and New York City. His work deals with topics of appropriation and reproduction and it typically operates outside of …

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Hungry in San Francisco Part 2

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Bedfellows | Hungry in San Francisco Part 2

New relationships are often built over food. We sit down to share a bowl of soup together and rise knowing each other better than before. But food’s not just a …

Miriam Simun, The Lady Cheese Shop, 2011.

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Gastro-Vision | Out of the Mouths of Babes

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Gastro-Vision | Out of the Mouths of Babes

Miriam Simun’s The Lady Cheese Shop, installed at Michael Mut Gallery in New York for four days between April and May, served up three different types of cheese at its opening …

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Bedfellows | Hungry in San Francisco

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Bedfellows | Hungry in San Francisco

One hundred feet below the Starbucks and suits of San Francisco’s financial district, Grubhub.com’s posters beckon from the BART station walls. The online food delivery service offers every kind of …

Rikrit Tiravanija, Fear Eats the Soul (soup kitchen), 2011. Courtesy Gavin Brown's Enterprise.

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Gastro-Vision | On Soup

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Gastro-Vision | On Soup

Rare is the occasion when people talk about food in art without someone uttering (or at least thinking) the name Rirkrit Tiravanija. Known as “the artist who cooks,” Tiravanija began to eschew …

Courtesy The Boston Tree Party.

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Gastro-Vision: How Do You Like These Apples?

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Gastro-Vision: How Do You Like These Apples?

Any mention of The Boston Tea Party today is likely to evoke thoughts of the current political movement, Glenn Beck, and Sarah Palin. That might soon change with the urban …

Eduardo Villanes, "Urdimbreas de Luz," detail, 2007. Courtesy the artist.

How Much Does Corn Matter? Glory and Humility in the Work of Eduardo Villanes

How Much Does Corn Matter? Glory and Humility in the Work of Eduardo Villanes

As I am grieving the disappearance of the Minimalist from the pages of the New York Times, I am also pondering Mark Bittman’s statement from his farewell column, “the continuing …

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975. Video.

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Gastro-Vision: Martha Rosler’s Kitchen Mise-en-Scène

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Gastro-Vision: Martha Rosler’s Kitchen Mise-en-Scène

In 2003, the Whitechapel Gallery in London invited Martha Rosler to recreate her classic video Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975) as a live performance. She accepted the invitation by holding …

Martin Parr,

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Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

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Gastro-Vision: The Best in Food-Art 2010

From cotton candy rooms to painterly cakes, meaty dresses to pork rind sculpture, pickle portraiture to animated toast, this year was chock-full of good “food-art” — food inspired by art …

Pamela Johnson, "Bunnies," 2009. Oil on canvass, 46 x 50 in. Courtesy of Pamela Johnson.

Connecting – Part 4: All spin of one kind or another

Connecting – Part 4: All spin of one kind or another

Errol Morris said at a Chicago Humanities Festival Q&A in 2006, on the iconography of Abu Ghraib, that human stupidity is one of the only things he really believes in, …

Pamela Johnson, "Girl Scout Cookies," 2008. Courtesy of Pamela Johnson.

Connecting – Part 3: Ceci n’est pas une Twinkie

Connecting – Part 3: Ceci n’est pas une Twinkie

I asked Pamela Johnson about other people who had encountered the massive Girl Scout cookies or cheese and cracker Handi Snacks™, eager to know how they were received and processed …

Pamela Johnson, "House II," 2006. Oil on canvass, 44 x 36 in. Courtesy of Pamela Johnson.

Connecting – Part 2: Useful Junk

Connecting – Part 2: Useful Junk

Sometime in September of 2006, I came across the paintings of Pamela Michelle Johnson, vaguely oppressive canvases dominated by clouds of slate and steel gray, foregrounds indistinguishable from back, and expanses …

M2A™ Diagram. Courtesy of the artist.

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Gastro-Vision: Food and Technology in an Art Lab

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Gastro-Vision: Food and Technology in an Art Lab

Last month, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York turned their main exhibition space into X-Lab, a “living” work space where the public can interact with Eyebeam’s fellows and …

Paul Shore and Nicole Root, "De Maria Earthroom," 2007. Courtesy of the artists.

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Contemporary Sculpture, How Sweet It Is

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Contemporary Sculpture, How Sweet It Is

Has Walter de Maria’s New York Earth Room ever made you crave brownies? Have you ever noticed how much Andy Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall looks like a meandering Payday candy …

Tom Wesselmann, "Still Life #30", 1963. Oil, enamel and synthetic polymer paint on composition board with collage of printed advertisements, plastic flowers, refrigerator door, plastic replicas of 7-Up bottles, glazed and framed color reproduction, and stamped metal, 48 1/2 x 66 x 4 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson. © 2010 Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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Gastro-Vision: Back in the Kitchen

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Gastro-Vision: Back in the Kitchen

The Museum of Modern Art could not have picked a better moment to mount Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen, an exhibition about the changing aesthetics and politics of …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Welcome Back

Teaching with Contemporary Art

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In case you’ve recently returned from summer vacation or have simply been away from the Art21 blog in July and August due to the fact that, like me, you promised …