SCIENCE INSPIRES ART
18th Art-Science, Juried Exhibition
Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
at the New York Hall of Science
September 17, 2016 - February 26, 2017
Artists Reception: Sept.18 from 2-4pm
The international Open Call for this 18th annual art-science exhibition produced by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), “Science Inspires Art: FOOD,” sought 2D images of original art executed in any media 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 as a vehicle for stimulating important community discussion.
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.
Since FOOD is on the frontlines of our future sustainability, this exhibition reveals an intriguing variety of visual perspectives representing the face of this new complexity. We imagine you may recognize some of their artistic reactions to the science of food security and safety, nutrition, food health disorders or obsessions, edible front yards, eating insects or speculative new hybrids, however, others are thought provokingly out-of-this world. Cynthia Pannucci, ASCI