The way we eat is changing—from an addiction to processed food to a new focus on local, sustainable, more healthful alternatives. Artists have been major catalysts in this process, and they continue to critique industrial agriculture and consumerism by gardening, farming, and serving food in fresh ways.

Garments that are gardens—and shelters

Wearable art that can literally sustain the wearer | Nicole Dextras, Vancouver

Artists critique our food system with farm and garden projects

Artists are exploring the sustainability of our food systems with hands-on, interventionist projects | multiple artists + sites

Three temporary table projects

Events that start with dinner and spark deeper thinking about economics and aesthetics | multiple artists + sites

An art-café celebrating Cuba’s urban farmers

U.S. artists invited to Cuba’s 11th Havana Biennial discover a community passionately engaged in social practice. | Havana

A farm for artists

The Wormfarm Institute is putting the culture back in agriculture | Sauk County, Wisconsin

A human hive links honeybees and people

Lattice work sculpture raises awareness of pollinators | Wolfgang Buttress, London, UK

Conflict Kitchen

Highlighting through food and art the countries with which the U.S. is in conflict | Jon Rubin and Dawn Waleski, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Food Hazards

Food-based artworks have audiences hungering for more


Exploring sugar's bitter colonial legacy | Kara Walker, New York, New York

A Nourishing Career

From the neighborhood to the world | Seitu Jones, St. Paul, Minnesota