DELVE: FOOD + ART: everyone's favorite things

Summer is almost here! We are going to bask in the glory of these sunny days and warm rainstorms and start exploring FOOD + ART in anticipation of our upcoming DELVE Networking event on July 22nd, in collaboration with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Dumbo. Details about the event are coming soon.

If we stop to think about it, the words "food and art" together can conjure so many examples, so where do we begin? We live in a very food-conscious, hyper-aware society where enjoying food has not only become the focal point for authentic, unique experiences and togetherness – as is its historical and cultural role – it is also fetishized and is a launching point for exploring socio-economic, agricultural, and cultural themes that point to larger contemporary issues. It's something we can all connect to and understand as a community, so why not dive in a little deeper and let food-related experiences educate us, thrill us, disgust us and nourish us on a more conceptual level? 

By now, we've all seen images from Kara Walker's A Subtlety  at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, presented by Creative Time, or seen it in person.  Walker's sculpture is 35' high and made from 4 tons of sugar. Also included at the Domino Sugar Factory are smaller sculptures made of resin and coated in molasses. You can explore the impact and history of the sugar industry in Creative Time Report's Subtlety Series. Image via Laughing Squid.

By now, we've all seen images from Kara Walker's A Subtlety  at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, presented by Creative Time, or seen it in person.  Walker's sculpture is 35' high and made from 4 tons of sugar. Also included at the Domino Sugar Factory are smaller sculptures made of resin and coated in molasses. You can explore the impact and history of the sugar industry in Creative Time Report's Subtlety Series. Image via Laughing Squid.

A piece by artist Gina Beavers, who spoke at our DELVE Networking event last November at Brooklyn Art Space. Gina paints from images sourced from the internet. Image courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento Gallery.

A piece by artist Gina Beavers, who spoke at our DELVE Networking event last November at Brooklyn Art Space. Gina paints from images sourced from the internet. Image courtesy of the artist and Clifton Benevento Gallery.

For DELVE Networking: Food + Art we will be curating an event that allows us to explore artists, thinkers and makers who use food as their medium in some form or another. They might farm it, cook it, use it as a means of art production, write and talk about it, paint it, photograph it, grow it or research it.  We'll also be exploring #delvefoodandart online on our blog and social media so please share your food stories, favorites artists, projects and thoughts with us! 

Read about past events on our DELVE site. See you soon!

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