"Food and Contemporary Art" is a series of exhibitions initiated by BankART 19 years ago at the time of its opening, and this year marks the ninth iteration of the series. Besides exhibiting food-themed works of art within our facility, we have invited artists to exhibit their works in a variety of eateries, cafes, and neighboring retail sites. We have also organized workshops and talks by artists, experts, and proprietors of local businesses, operated a market that mixes food, drink, and art, and hosted a 'full-course' program that integrated a walk through the city. The program has taken many forms since its inception, including a series of special menus presented at the BankART Café & Pub.
The objective of "Food and Contemporary Art" is to unravel the private, regional, shared, violent, critical, chronological, and spatial aspects of food culture as they appear in art or through the lens of art. While "food" may be a quotidian part of our lives, "contemporary art" generally is an extraordinary experience for many people. While "food" may be a quotidian part of our lives, "contemporary art" generally is an extraordinary experience for many people. By backlighting the universal theme of food from art's perspective, the profound depth and expanse of food culture will surface and reveal those inherent universal themes embedded in each work of art.
This year's "Food, Art, People and the City" (organized by the Yokohama Portside Machizukuri Council and managed in cooperation with BankART1929) will take place in the Portside district of Yokohama, with concurring exhibition and events, transforming BankART Station into a relaxed space for exploring food-related experiences.
Entry Fee: ¥2000
by Chisato Ichikawa, proprietress of Hana Masu Mokkō Miyadaiku Construction (with tea ceremony)
Seating capacity: 20 people. Fee: ¥500
by Michiyoshi Isozaki (artist)
Participation Fee: ¥1000 (includes a light meal)
by Masao Naito (director of favoris) Interviewer: Takuma Hayashi (Art Director)
Seating capacity: 25 people. Fee: ¥2000 yen (includes a light meal of vegetable based dishes)
by Junko Maruyama (artist)
Participant capacity: 20 people. Fee: ¥1000
by Midori Mitamura (artist)
Participant capacity: 20 people. Fee: ¥1000 (includes a light meal)
by Kenji Fujii (artist)
by kabu / hukazawa art laboratory planting lab
Participant capacity: 15 people. Fee: ¥2000
Wagashi making workshop
Wagashi instruction by Hiroaki Natori of the authentic wagashi school "Shiori."
Participant capacity: 12 people. Fee: ¥3,000
Young Soul (artist)
Organized by: BankART1929
Co-organized by the City of Yokohama, Sports, Culture and Dynamic City Development Bureau
Supported by: Japan Arts Council
Organized by: Yokohama Portside Machizukuri Council
In Cooperation with: BankART1929