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Manifest ‘FOODSTUFFS’ - Call for Artists

‘FOODSTUFFS’ - Call for Artists

• Deadline: October 13th 2023⁠

• Prize: $1,000 + Exhibition

• Category: Visual Arts

• Entry Fees: Yes


Food is intertwined with cycles of life and death, creation and destruction. Originating with energy from our sun, food is cultivated, gathered, found, and then digested and decomposed. It is, in a real sense, a delivery method for getting the Sun into our bodies. Methods of preservation, pasteurization, and processing continue to define our eating. As food becomes more plentiful and convenient it not only serves to nourish us, but defines our social habits, our relationships with our bodies, and cultural practices. Food to some, can mean scarcity and hunger. Food to others can mean gluttony and waste. Food as a subject of art begins with humanity itself. Our ancestors vigorously illustrated their aspirations and efforts to secure it in the form of cave paintings and drawings dating back tens of thousands of years. And surely the visual and symbolic encapsulation of food as a human imperative goes further back still.


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