Fare Trade approaches contemporary performance art through the act of preparing and sharing food. Taylor Harder and Teresa Tam each navigate identity through their own connections to traditional knowledge of food, each prompting viewers to become participants through the shared human necessity of nourishment. Contextualized within a fundraising event, this project confronts issues of monetary exchange in relation to food, as well as art, in contemporary, neoliberal society. The temporal nature of art, specifically performance art, is illustrated through the impermanence and transience of foodstuffs, and our corporeal relation to it.
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Over the past several months, M:ST commissioned and worked with a current student, Signy Holm, to carry out this curatorial fundraiser project. Similar to our Spring Runoff fundraisers in the past (see the Fundraisers section in our Programming archive), Fare Trade consists of multiple conceptual projects. These projects are intended to raise more than just funds: community, conversation, and conviviality. Throughout the duration of the projects (September 2 - 29, 2019), we are also accepting donations online apart from the projects for those who wish to contribute more.
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