Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: November 9, 2013 to April 20, 2014

 

San Jose Museum of Art and 31 Bay Area Organizations Explore Food and Contemporary Art This Fall

 

Seventeen artists have made new works, commissioned by SJMA especially for this exhibition, through which visitors may explore topics ranging from the histories of bread-making to mutagenic foods.

Sam Van Aken, “Tree of 40 Fruits,” 2008-ongoing (artist’s rendering). Grafted fruit tree; dimensions variable; Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.”

 

San Jose, California (September 3, 2013) - This fall, the San Jose Museum of Art will present "Around the Table: food, creativity, community," a multistage exhibition that celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives. The central exhibition, on view November 9, 2013–April 20, 2014, looks at food today through the work of 29 contemporary artists, among whom the subject has had growing importance. Highlights include fragrant wallpaper made of curry; papyrus works made from locally grown beets; a living tree growing forty different varieties of stone fruits; a “seed sharing” library; and organic vegetable beds in front of the Museum. Seventeen artists have made new works, commissioned by SJMA especially for this exhibition, through which visitors may explore topics ranging from the histories of bread-making to mutagenic foods. Around the Table extends far beyond the Museum walls as 31 partnering organizations throughout the Bay Area—an epicenter of agriculture and “foodie” culture—present related programs and resources through the spring of 2014.
 
“In today’s world, food also is charged with meaning for everyone: it has social, economic, and political implications,” says Susan Krane, Oshman Executive Director of SJMA. “Contemporary artists are actively engaged with these issues in ways that are delightful, inspiringly inventive, and activist. Visitors will see food in surprising new ways through this wide-ranging festival of offerings.”
 
Thirty-one organizations have partnered with SJMA to present exhibitions, programs, and resources in connection with "Around the Table." Activities include gleaning tours, visits to farms, edible plants in downtown planters, performances, and exhibitions.
 
 

Visit www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/around-the-table or call  (408) 271-6840.

 

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San Jose Museum of Art and 31 Bay Area Organizations Explore Food and Contemporary Art This Fall

San Jose, California - This fall, the San Jose Museum of Art will present "Around the Table: food, creativity, community," a multistage exhibition that celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives, from November 9, 2013–April 20, 2014. The exhibition explores food today through the work of 29 contemporary artists. Highlights include wallpaper made of curry; papyrus works made from beets; a living tree growing forty different varieties of fruits; and a “seed sharing” library. 31 Bay Area organizations Bay Area—an epicenter of agriculture and “foodie” culture—will present related programs. www.SanJoseMuseumofArt.org

 

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