San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Suzanne Anker. Sea Rose, 2012. Inkjet Print, 24x36 inches.
Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on desire’s palette. Investigating the importance of taste from the perspectives of the culinary arts, sociology, art history and theory, anthropology, as well as the cognitive, material and biological sciences, the symposium targets intersections between taste and value. While taste is the key concept in new cooking technologies, it also connects to our passions, predilections and taboos. Researchers from the scientific and cultural spheres ask the questions why we enjoy certain foods and not others, why we prefer certain styles and not others. Involving multiple discourses which emphasize the senses, emotions and sensory assets, the concept of taste, which is traditionally one pertaining to the fine arts or humanities, develops a renewed relevance in current cultural debates.
For more information, please visit: http://molecularcuisine.sva.edu
School of Visual Arts
335 W 16th St
School of Visual Arts - Fine Arts Department
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is widely recognized as one of the finest art schools in the United States for its innovative and experimental programs. The SVA Fine Arts Department merges traditional media with digital alternatives; it also includes a Nature and Technology Art Lab and Digital Sculpture facilities. Students are encouraged to engage in project-based learning and to think critically about the ways art practice is incorporated into the social order.