Welcome FOOD OF WAR to airWG!
The FOOD OF WAR collective was formed by Omar Castañeda and Hernán Barros, two Colombian artists based in London and Andreina Fuentes, a Venezuelan artist based in Miami, as a guest artist.
FOOD OF WAR is a multidisciplinary art collective dedicated to explore the relationship between food and conflict through any artistic expression.
Their proposals involve performative interactions with the public, involving food, bringing reflections on the issues we face in relation to our alimentation, its production, distribution, local and global, among other issues that they explore from their artistic practice.
As they express it in their manifesto:
" Food of war is a project in development. It's built around the idea of coexistence through sharing food and sharing tables.
Food of war is all about abundance and generosity, so it won't run out.
If not religion or politics... at least rice, potatoes, pizzas, meat, corn and so on are what human beings unanimously share.
Food of War is a movement whose main goal is to group and display works of art that show the connection between war and food.
Food of War is a movement whose main goal is to bring together and exhibit artworks that show the connection between war and food.
Any medium is accepted, as long as it explores the aforementioned connection".
Omar Castañeda is a British-Colombian artist living in London. At the center of his practice is the subject of food to reflect the social, economic and political nature of society. Fine Arts Andes University of Bogota, MA Fine Arts Central St. Martins, London, U.K.
Andreina Fuentes Angarita, American (b. Caracas Venezuela 1968) based in Miami, proposes a critical and eloquent vision on gender and the construction of personal and collective identity. Her practice focuses on social injustice, activism, and the revision of social stereotypes. Her training process in photography and other media has taken place through her studies at the Art Students League, New York; Roberto Mata Photography Workshop, Caracas; Nelson Garrido Organization (NGO), Caracas Photo España, Madrid.
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