The Rise of Food-Centric “Museums”

An interesting phenomenon is occurring; that of the Food-Centric “Museum.” I put museum in quotation marks because Wikipedia defines the word as A museum (/mjuːˈziːəm/ mew-ZEE-əm; plural musea or museums) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.  Last year, I was able…

Kader Attia at the Guggenheim

  I wish I were in New York right now.  At the Guggenheim, specifically.  For there is an exhibit entitled But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa.  Within this exhibition that features photographs, sculptures, videos, and more, is an installation piece by Berlin-based Algerian artist Kader…

In the beginning….

In 1970, I turned six years old. I had two older sisters: Jayne – who was just starting high school – was 15, and Susan was 18, having just graduated high school, was looking forward to college. I was raised in a “crafty” family with sisters who made gum wrapper chains from Juicy Fruit wrappers…