THE FUTURIST COOKBOOK

Filippo Tomasso Marinetti an Italian poet was the author of the book ” The futurist cookbook” which was published in 1932. At first when the book was published people took it very seriously assuming that it was another ook book. They what they fail to realize is that is is an “artistic prank”. “The Futurist Cookbook was…

HERMES VALUE MEAL BIG MAC

Hermes Value Meal Big Mac is a piece created by contemporary artist Tom Sachs in 1995. It consists of Hermes paper and adhesives that create the McDonald value meal, as it lays inside of a Hermes box. “I think with some of these fashion brands there is an erasing of culture, there is a loss of…

UNTITLED (PORTRAIT OF ROSS IN LA)1991

Untitled (portrait of ross in la) 1991 in an art installation by Cuban artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. It consists of 175 pounds of candy that it lay in a corner of an exhibition space. It represents Gonzalez-Torres’s significant others weight when he was healthy. Yet as people would come and take a piece of candy away from…

STAPLE CHEESE A RACE

Staple Cheese, a Race in an artwork by Dieter Roth that eas exhibited in LA, California in the summer of 1970 caught a lot of attention. As a Swiss artist, it was Roth’s first artwork to ever to exhibited in the United States. It was exhibited in the Eugine Butler Gallery, as he set 37…

DEATH ROW

  Julie Green, an American artist, created a series of dishes that depicted the death row final meal of inmates in the united states. She explains that “ For me, final meal requests humanize each death row inmate”. It puts back personality into these inmates that were treated like property or animals.She uses cobalt blue mineral paint…

TV DINNER

In the 1950’s the ‘TV dinner’ was invented and it was a brilliant invention at the time. This meant that wives spent less time in the kitchen, and husbands spend more time in front of the TV, meaning kids spending less time telling their parents about their day. The family dynamic was broken.Author of “Eating…

GIUSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO

     From the 16th century before, during, and after the Renaissance period there are many examples of food being used in the art; more specifically paintings. Giuseppe Arcimboldo is an Italian painter who mainly produces portraits that are composed of food and other objects. He creates paintings where from afar, they look like portraits…

THE PEASANT WEDDING

The Peasants Wedding by Pieter Bruegel in the 16th century is a painting that depicts a scene of a peasants life. This specific scene is about a wedding. Yet it does not feel like much of a wedding. When we think of a wedding, we associate it with many people smiling, lots of food, and…

RIRKKRIT TIRAVANIJA

Rirkkrit Tiravanija is a Thai artist who often works with food interactive art installations.  He is known for creating artwork that brings people together. One of his earlier works pad thai in 1990 (new york). He was given the opportunity to have an exhibit at the Paula Allen Gallery. He was tired of people coming to…

LAB-GROWN FOOD

The lab-grown meat was originally produced by Dr.Mark Post at the Maastricht University in London. As beef is damaging to the environment and unsustainable as it takes a lot of energy to produce. To raise a cow it requires 28 times for land and 11 times more water than raising other livestock. Also, scientists have…