Sunday, September 4, 2011

Your Place at the Banquet at Future Tenant

Your Place at the Banquet
September 16 – October 15, 2011
Opening Reception: September 16 6-9pm
Future Tenant / 819 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Your Place at the Banquet is a visual art exhibition and public awareness initiative that critically examines the mechanisms of our industrial food system and aims to empower people to sow the seeds of change through their daily choices and actions.

A central exhibition hub will be open to the public from September 16 – October 15, 2011 at Future Tenant Gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh. From this central hub, bike-powered mobile programming, a poster campaign, street interviews, and public performances will travel beyond the gallery walls to extend the social impact throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region.

The exhibition features new work by Rose Clancy, H.E.A.P. HQ (Kevin Clancy, Dan Mooradian, Ali Reid), David Pohl, Tom Sarver, and Zayde Buti that seek to generate public awareness, critical discussion, and collective action around issues of food politics.

Your Place at the Banquet is made possible by a grant from The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative.

(David Pohl, illustrator)

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