9. The Value of Food at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
One of three tables of sculptures by Tom Otterness at The Value of Food exhibit
“The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet” can be found in every corner, high and low, of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The exhibit is divided into seven thematic sections: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal and Waste. Each represents a part of food production. The exhibit consists of paintings, sculptures and multimedia created by thirty-two renowned artists, including Kara Walker and Tom Otterness. They explore how food impacts individuals physically, mentally and spiritually, and looks at various methods including rooftop farming, composting and sharing meals. The work is installed all over the cathedral, including the main altar, where you will find Christy Rupp’s sculpture “Extinct Birds” made of chicken bone fragments collected from restaurant garbage bins. You will find the artwork in the most amazing places, so be sure to use the map.
“The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet” is located inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. The cost is free, with a suggested donation of $10. The exhibit will be on view through April 3, 2016.
A second farm table holding the work of Tom Otterness in “The Value of Food” exhibit