(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark present Feast & Famine, an exploration of food as a social, political, and bodily phenomenon, from March 28 through December 14, 2019. The exhibitions considers food as a commodity; the relationship between food, death, sex, and the abject; food’s relationship to global economics and geo-politics; food and its likeness as a medium for artistic experimentation; the food chain and the environmental impacts of food production; and food justice.
Feast & Famine gathers together works in a variety of media from artists and artist collectives working nationally and internationally, at different stages in their career. The exhibition features works by John Baldessari, Gladys Barker Grauer, Jackie Batey, Christopher Cardinale, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Morgan Carothers, Melanie Cervantes, Catherine Chalmers, Dustin Chang and Nicole Schulman, Julie Chen, Claudia Claremi, Willie Cole, Conflict Kitchen (Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski), Sharon Core, B. Cortez & B. Riley, Renee Cox, Critical Art Ensemble, Emory Douglas, Dominique Duroseau, Shanthony Exum, Molly Fair and Jesse Goldstein, Lauren Greenfield, Ella Halpine, Ed Hutchins, Nina Katchadourian, Tamara Kostianovsky, Nicolas Lampert, Warren Lehrer, Mike Libby, Jen Liu, Fernando Martí, Mary Mattingly, Mazatl, Divya Mehra, Marilyn Minter, Mary Mortimer, Taring Padi, Roger Peet, Robert Rauschenberg, Favianna Rodriguez, Keary Rosen, Martha Rosler, Erik Ruin, Christopher Russell, Seeds InService: A Papermaking Institute (Melissa Hilliard Potter and Maggie Puckett), Lucy Sparrow, Meredith Stern, Jen Susman, Swoon, Wayne Thiebaud, Chris Thorson, virocode (Peter D’Auria and Andrea Mancuso), Robert Watts, Emma Wilcox, and Joe Wirtheim.
Express Newark, located at 54 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor in Newark, New Jersey, is a university–community collaboratory in Newark’s historic Hahne & Company building. A conceptual framework and an interdisciplinary learning space, Express Newark houses the Newest Americans; the Form Design Studio; the Design Consortium; Visual Means; Shine Portrait Studio; the Community Media Center; Scarlet Magazine; the Newark Print Shop; the Paul Robeson Galleries; and twenty-two resident artists in printmaking, photography, painting and video.
At Express Newark, artists and community residents collaborate, experiment, and innovate in partnership with Rutgers University – Newark faculty, staff, and students with the goals of engaging in public work, creative practice, and democratic dialogue in order to promote positive transformation.
Image: Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar, from the series MnM 92, 2009. Single-channel video, 7 minutes 46 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.