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ASCI Art Expo NY – Science inspires Art: #FOOD #sustainability [#geekgirl]


Image: Sydney based, Danling Xiao (Mundane Matters

Art & Science Collaborations Inc (ASCI) 18th International Art-Sci Juried Exhibition Science inspires Art: FOOD :: Deadline extended to 20 June 2016 “SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: FOOD“ will document artworks that reflect on the topic of FOOD from all angles: from the historical record to the elite haute-cuisine of today’s “molecular gastronomy”; as a physical material for making or inspiring art, or a performance medium for creating community. We are seeking 2D images of original art executed in any media.

The negative effects of climate change (rising sea levels and global temperatures, droughts, flooding, and extreme weather events) are challenging the sustainability and wisdom of our current agriculture and meat production systems. FOOD has become the central focus of an urgent global debate on how to feed our planet’s projected 9-billion people by 2050 (World Health Organization) without increasing our greenhouse gas footprint.

We are increasingly aware of where our food comes from, how it is produced, and how it gets from farm to table. We judiciously read labels sleuthing for GMO ingredients, we try to “buy local” to reduce transportation greenhouse gases, and if we can afford it, we buy organic to reduce exposure to toxic fertilizers and pesticides, some of which are known carcinogens. We even adjusted to bringing reusable shopping bags to the market to reduce single-use plastics pollution.

Since FOOD is on the frontlines of our future sustainability, we want to see what artists are thinking about and creating in the face of this new complexity. What are the artistic reactions to the science of food security and safety, nutrition, food health disorders or obsessions, edible front yards, eating insects, or even to the recent technological innovation of “printing” a personalized 3D meal on a plate, or growing furniture (and future houses) out of mushrooms!

Source: ASCI ORG

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