Tamar Dresdner Art Projects & Food Tank present Itamar Gilboa’s FOOD CHAIN PROJECT
Almost 800 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. At the same time, more than 600 million people across the globe are obese. Food Chain Project is an artwork that attempts to explore issues of consumption and waste, and the imbalance of food distribution.
The artwork is presented as a pop-up supermarket made entirely of sculptural groceries that represent Itamar Gilboa's consumption over 365 days. The Israeli-Dutch artist kept a diary of everything he ate and drank for the duration of a year, meticulously keeping track of his daily consumption. His traveling installation, made up of more than 8,000 white plaster-cast food items, represents Gilboa's consumption in a tangible, physical way.
At the curated section of EXPO Chicago, EXPO Projects, Gilboa will present Food Chain Project for the first time. For his American debut the artist is presenting a selection of items from his supermarket installation. In addition, he will show newer compositions, made of chrome iterations of the junk food items he ate, but arranged in vast piles to highlight the qualities of conspicuous consumption.
Each individual part of Gilboa’s installation — from a lemon to a carton of milk and from a can of tuna to a burger — can be purchased at the exhibition. Proceeds of the sales will be donated to Food Tank, a non-profit organization that supports environmentally, socially and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity and poverty.
Food Chain Project is generously supported by: Mondrian Fund / AFK Fund / OutsetNL