Bread & Grains Exhibition
A work in progress exhibition which sheds light on 16 selected artists responses to the subject matter that is Bread & Grains.
The exhibition and workshops are based on Multiculturalism & Bread. Grains go hand in hand with humanity, it is as old as civilization itself and is universally known as a symbol of life and culture.
The intention is for the viewer/visitor to perceive this connection between us and bread from a new perspective, and think of how its been a companion coexisting with us through the ages. The viewer is to travel through time and culture with bread as the constant motif through which humanity’s past and recent existence has been sustained.
artbelowzero is working with writers: theoretical, historical and anthropological within food and art academia, on the foreword and introduction which is split into three segments.
The objective is to produce the show with bread workshops and exhibit it in India.
Painting, Photography, Video, Sculpture, Print, Performance and Workshops.
TOPICS (which were given as possible starting points for artists)
Baker | Machinery & Tools > Windmills | Water wheels | Plough | Fire | Ovens | Toasters Tax on Bread | Flour | Bread Riots (The foodstuff has been involved in various wars and altercations)
Science of Yeast. living organisms| Bacteria | Bread Marketing (Bread is sold to different classes in differing ways / Packaging)
Finance & Bread | Bread & Friendship | Beer & Bread
Grains & Grain Products: Amaranth | Barley | Barley Bran | Barley Flakes |Barley Flour| Barley Groats | Barley Hulls | Barley Starches | Buckwheat |Buckwheat Bran
Feminism > Super slim Atkins Diet > No Bread |Anti Bread
Domesticity > Bread and a women’s place being in the kitchen
Famous speeches about bread > Political elite and / or Celebrity
Historic Celebrations / Bread or Festivals
Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) Croissant etc.
Bread Tales & Stories i.e The Brothers Grimm etc.
Y= Mc 2 Yeast = Multi Culture Squared
Bread sayings. ‘The Bread Winner’, ‘A Bakers Dozen’, ‘Let them Eat Cake’
‘You don’t know which side your bread is buttered’ ‘He’s Brown Bread’
‘Bread is that staff of life’
Art | Fashion | Music | Sport | Film
Cultural references of / for Bread
Bread & Grains show 2012, artists are former graduates from the below mentioned London colleges.
Exhibition and tour dates to follow shortly