Palatable: Food and Contemporary Art examines how contemporary artists use food as a means to address issues of politics, memory, heritage, race and culture. Even within self-identified communities, variations in diet and cuisine act as markers of difference. Featuring works by artists who are all of African descent but have lived in various countries, Palatable engages, celebrates and critiques the differences in the ways people represent themselves through food. The works, some of which are drawn from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection, range from re-creations of foodstuffs to representations of sites such as farms, grocery stores and restaurants.
Palatable: Food and Contemporary Art is organized by Hallie Ringle, Assistant Curator.