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Exhibition Detail
THE POTATO REVOLUTION: Cult of Potato 2011
Curated by: Jeffrey Allen Price
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

October 7th, 2011 - November 13th, 2011
October 7th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
VIP Portrait Gallery: Chin-Hui Chen, Andrzej MaciejewskiAndrzej Maciejewski,
VIP Portrait Gallery: Chin-Hui Chen,
2011, Photography
© Andrzej Maciejewski/Klotzek Studio
(718) 486-6012

In the midst of the global awakening, with widespread outbreaks of revolution and revolts, while uprisings and protests around the world are coordinated through social networks and mediated through other forms of electronic media, a natural and organic transformation is also growing--a grassroots artistic movement is blossoming--A Potato Revolution!

The Potato Revolution takes its inspiration from the most nutritious and abundant vegetable on planet earth – Solanum tuberosum. The potato’s value as a source of food is well known and appreciated, but the potato has also been a significant symbol and subject of art as far back as its discovery in the Andes Mountains at least 10,000 years ago. The Cult of Potato artists following in this tradition are as varied and diverse as the 5,000 species of potatoes existing on planet earth. The Potato Revolution reveals that the potato is as rich in content as it is in vitamins and minerals.

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