Art And Food 2012
KHOJ’s InContext:public.art.ecology program was initiated to create public dialogue around ecological issues through artistic projects and interventions; over two years, through its InContext residencies, KHOJ has narrowed its focus to projects and interventions dealing with food.
About this edition
The third In Context:public.art.ecology residency with its first edition on food commenced on the 5th of March and ran for six weeks until 15th April 2012.
While the residency was in its third phase, the In Context series continued to explore the broader ecological thematic in public spaces around Delhi. This year’s project had a special focus on the notion of food: food as an artistic medium incorporating performance, art installations and interactive events that re-examine the significance and relevance of food in the social context, its connection with the body or as a primary ritual that fosters engagement, interaction and collaboration.
“Can man live elsewhere than in air?” – Luce Irigray Air is the site of “smell, breath, wind, weather, air conditioning, air pollution, science, sound, oxygen, smoking–the tactility of the atmosphere.” It travels across all spatial scales– from the vastness of winds blowing across continents, to the regional particularities of pollutants, down to the intimate exchange it has with the…
Curator’s Note: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own We are what we eat. This old saying sums up our long-standing relationship with food. Food, besides being a subject of endless passionate discussion within our personal and most intimate lives, has historically been a significant…
KHOJ’s InContext:public.art.ecology program was initiated to create public dialogue around ecological issues through artistic projects and interventions; over 2012 and 2013, through its InContext residencies, Khoj has narrowed its focus to projects and interventions dealing with food. In continuation with this trajectory, KHOJ curated a third edition, The InContext:public.art.ecology – Food Edition III residency was conceived to overlap with the…