"Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community" is an exhibition broken into three phases set to show at the San Jose Museum of Art this fall. Phase one of the exhibition is entitled "Jitish Kallat: Epilogue," an installation in honor of the artist's father. Jitish Kallat tracked the moon for every night of his late father's life and created a series of photos using roti to represent each of the over 22,000 phase changes. Phase two of the exhibition features work from many artists dealing with the themes of "healthful eating, food and community, and food issues," and the third will be interactive component in which visitors will have the opportunity to participate in activities, share food ideas via social media, and view food-related documentaries.
"The agricultural bounty of this region has brought waves of immigration and shaped a rich history of cultural diversity, which we share in part through food. From food carts to food trucks to the locavoremovement to molecular gastronomy, food defines communities and personal pleasures," said Executive Director of SJMA, Susan Krane. In addition to the exhibition, the museum will be working with Bay Area partners to provide farm visits, tours, performances, and outside exhibits.
For a complete list of partnering companies and the resources and events offered, check out http://www.sjmusart.org/.