Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University
350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Newark, New Jersey , +1 973 353 1610
September 1 - November 4, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 16, 5 - 7 PM
This exhibition includes the work of artists who reference chocolate either directly or indirectly, as a medium or subject matter, to explore issues of cultural, social or historical interest. Some of the issues addressed include: the history of chocolate, social implications of chocolate, the complexity of globalized food production and distribution, food processing (additives, genetic alterations), ideas about body image and rates of consumption.
Artists in the exhibition: Carmen Alvarado, Donald Baechler, Stefano Cagol, Hector Canonge, Johannah Herr, Margie Kuhn, Priscilla Monge, Vik Muniz, Joy Nagy, Chuck Ramirez, Joseph Gerard Sabatino, Stephen Shanabrook, Robert Watts.
The Paul Robeson Gallery is an artistic and cultural center dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University at Newark, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey.
The Gallery’s mission and programming embody Paul Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. This mission is carried out in the presentation of visual arts exhibitions, gallery education and other public programs, and in partnerships with community organizations.