Monday, January 15, 2007

Turning Food Into Art

It's not about elaborate nouvelle cuisine that is a feast for the eyes and a dent on the wallet, but about artists' vision of the relationship between food and culture.
Banquet: A Fest for the Senses is an intriguing exhibit organized by Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum, in which young artists from the U.S. and Asia interpret food within the context of society, family, gender and religion. A wide varierty of media and approaches -- some rather quirky. Favorite: Kohei Nawa's Swarovski-esque sushis. [LAT article]
photo Shiraishi Contemporary Art via LAT