Food is undoubtedly intertwined in all aspects of New Orleans life, including preservation and art. FOODWAYS, a new exhibition from New Orleans art collective Pelican Bomb, aims to use food as a lens through which to examine preservation in the city, and how to keep our local and regional cultures strong in an increasingly homogenized world.
A collection of artwork (including photography, sculpture, video and painting) from artists focusing their work in and around the South shows how growing, preparing and sharing food can be a means of maintaining and transferring traditions. Participating artists include Rush Jagoe, Jenny LeBlanc, Michi Meko, Clare Crespo, Denny Culbert and more.
The exhibition coincides with Prospect.3 and is part of the art biennial’s P3+ satellite program. It will be the first event hosted in the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, which is slated to open officially in 2016.
Throughout its run, the exhibition will play host to a number of culinary events and guests lectures. This interactive element of the programming kicks off this Saturday with a lecture and cooking demonstration featuring Poppy Tooker and Dan Causgrove, chef of the Windsor Court Hotel’s Grill Room.
WHAT: FOODWAYS, a food + preservation exhibition
WHERE: 725 Howard Avenue
WHEN: October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015
Exhibition hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening event: Saturday, October 25, 4 - 6 p.m.