Don’t eat the art. Let the art eat you. Or something like that. The Art Institute presents a collection on an uncommon theme, but one ripe for examination: food in visual art. As a signifier of wealth, nature, bounty, and in later years, commodification and capitalism, it’s a broad field that’s helpfully navigated thanks to incisive accompanying commentary.
Art and Appetite is showing at the Art Institute of Chicago until January 27.