Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St.
SIDEBAR welcomes internationally acclaimed Spanish artist Antoni Miralda, and University of Chicago anthropologist Stephan Palmié to the Gray Center Lab for a conversation on the intersection of food, art, and other forms of cultural exchange.
"Food and its myriad artistic, social, economic and political implications across all cultures"* has featured heavily in the work of Antoni Miralda since the 1960's. Miralda has presented collaborative and solo projects at galleries, institutions, and public spaces around the world, inlcuding Documenta VI, Kassel; XVII São Paulo Bienal; Venice Biennale; Wheat & Steak parade in Kansas City; Honeymoon Project between the Statue of Liberty, and Christopher Columbus Monument in Barcelona; and the E Internacional restaurant in New York City. Stephan Palmié's (Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College) research interests include the anthropology of food and cuisine, practices of historical representation and knowledge production, and systems of slavery and unfree labor, with a particular emphasis on Afro-Cuban religious formations and their relations to the history and cultures of a wider Atlantic world.
SIDEBAR is an ongoing conversation series organized by the Gray Center. Join us at 6:00pm for food and drinks as we settle into an evening of productive engagement with our invited guests.