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New York

Nathan Cummings Foundation

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Meridith McNeal
475 10th Avenue, 14th floor
New York, NY 10018

November 4th, 2010 - January 28th, 2011
November 4th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Flower Eaters, Claudia AlvarezClaudia Alvarez, Flower Eaters,
2010, Ceramic, variable
© Claudia Alvarez
Lunch Lady, (Hoi-An, Vietnam), , Catherine de ZágonCatherine de Zágon,
Lunch Lady, (Hoi-An, Vietnam), ,
2007, Digital photograph, 16x20"
© Catherine de Zágon
Open Neon, Alisoun MeehanAlisoun Meehan, Open Neon,
2009, Pastel on paper, 51x102"
© Alisoun Meehan
Medusa Marinara, Vik MunizVik Muniz, Medusa Marinara,
1997, Cibachrome, 20"
© Vik Muniz
Chef Lee’s First Wok’n’Roll Garden series , Karen TamKaren Tam,
Chef Lee’s First Wok’n’Roll Garden series ,
2004-present, Cut paper, detail
© Karen Tam
The Department of Food Defense and Mass Destruction, Ernest ConcepcionErnest Concepcion,
The Department of Food Defense and Mass Destruction,
2010, Ink on acetate, detail
© Ernest Concepcion
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212-787-7300 x206
Mon-Fri 9-5
photography, mixed-media, installation, performance, sculpture

If you go to the website for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and click the tab for food there is a rather inclusive, thought-provoking and curious list of topics related to food that you can explore: Biotechnology, Dietary Supplements, Food Defense & Emergency Response, Food Ingredients & Packaging, Food Safety, International Activities, Labeling & Nutrition, News & Events, Resources for Consumers, and Science & Research.

This rangy list is how the American government presents food ideas to us.  The artists included in Provisions address many of the same issues, although what binds them together is the basic need to be fed.

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