Ellen Mueller

Call for Presentations: Food & Art

by Ellen Mueller on January 25, 2014, no comments

I am chairing a panel at the 2014 Mid-America College Art Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, October 22 – 25, 2014.

Elizabeth Willing, “Goosebump” (2010-2013) pfeffernüsse biscuits, royal icing, dimensions variable

Image Credit: Elizabeth Willing, “Goosebump” (2010-2013) pfeffernüsse biscuits, royal icing

My panel is entitled, “At the Intersection of Food & Art,” and here’s the abstract:

“This panel seeks submissions that address occurrences at the intersection of food and art. Food, and ideas surrounding the subject, have recently been spotlighted in exhibitions such as “Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art (2012) at The University of Chicago, “Sugar, Sugar” (2013) at Brenda May Gallery, or “Consumed: Nourishment and Indulgence” (2013) at Bowling Green State University. This panel will examine this trend by surveying a sampling of the origins, influences, theories, processes, and manifestations of art connected with food, either conceptually or materialistically. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, the physical and emotional sense of taste, epicureanism, plating/presentation/aesthetics, scarcity & abundance, social functions and rituals associated with food, growth & decay, food as comfort, indulgence/restraint, processed food, the physical process of eating and digesting food, sexual associations, economics, and packaging & advertising. Submissions can address these ideas from a variety of standpoints: art historical, artistic practice, curatorial or pedagogical.”

Proposals are due by April 4, 2014, and can be submitted here. MACAA membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all.

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people.