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A Seat at the Table — Magazine — Walker Art Center

October 14, 2014

The metaphor of the table evokes images of folks coming together to break bread, to discuss personal and political issues, and to cultivate an atmosphere of community. For artists Seitu Jones and Theaster Gates, the table is more than a metaphor; it’s also a medium. In the Twin Cities, their tables are provoking dialogue about systemic reform, in local foodways and cultural institutions. Can these conversations actually effect change? Or is the change the conversation itself?


Conversations about how we eat are mainstream these days and food is cause célèbre. But as Al Jazeera recently reported, the food concerns articulated by Michael Pollan and Alice Waters may “speak primarily to the concerns of middle- and upper-class people,” neglecting issues thatThe Community Meal attempted to bring to the forefront”.  Don’t miss this fascinating article


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