Food Art Week took place in two different cities in 2017, Berlin and Bologna. Through art exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, the events had a special focus on food sustainability, animals and human rights and environmental-social-economic issues, with the year theme “vs.Meat”.
The world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year. If you eat food, you’re part of this system. Meat production, particularly from cows, have an outsize impact, with livestock accounting for around 14.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases each year. One of the main reasons of deforestation is to plant foods to feed animals for human consumption. Within the forests, indigenous people, animals and plants are disappearing, our planet is getting warmer, and many problems are rising. It is time to change that.
Food Art Week Berlin
Curated by Tainá Guedes
Co-curated by Stephanie von Behr
food and community for positive social change"
The Food Art Week Berlin took place in one main Location during the weekend 7-.9 of July and in different locations in the city during the 10-14 of July.
FLESH on FLESH: Exhibition 6 July – 6 August 2017
OPENING: 6 July @ 7-10pm
ARTIST TALK with CONCEPTUAL COOKING: 13 July @ 7-10pm
"BEATING THE MEAT" with Nezaket Ekici, Ian Haig, Mariana Hahn, Sarah Lüdemann and Zhenhua Li
For Food Art Week 2017 (http://foodartweek.com)
FLESH on FLESH
an Exhibition of Artists from the
MOMENTUM Collection and Residency Program
Nezaket Ekici, Mariana Hahn, Ian Haig, Sarah Lüdemann, Zhenhua Li, and guest starring Jan Svankmajer
MORE INFO: http://momentumworldwide.org/flesh-on-flesh/
The exhibition "Flesh on Flesh" is held on the occasion of Berlin Food Art Week 2017, "vs. Meat", which address topics such as conscious consumption and sustainability: we are many, and as we all must eat, our diet has a huge influence on our environment. Inverting the vegetarian premise of this edition of Food Art Week, MOMENTUM uses the occasion of our partnership to engage with five artists from the MOMENTUM Collection and our Artist Residency Program (MOMENTUM AiR) who work with meat as an artistic medium, and as an effective commentary upon cultural practices and taboos. Raw meat, the very visceral building block of all animal life, whether in a kitchen or under a surgeon’s knife, is a substance which in some elicits hunger, in others disgust. Indifference is not an option – especially in this exhibition where the artists each in their own way, some gruesome and others humorous, subvert the loaded meanings of meat.
Detailed descriptions of the artists and their works can be found on: