Exhibitions

Eat Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum Harvard University

Anna Winestein loathed the Eat Art exhibition at Harvard.

I have to admit I prefer chocolate to elephant dung, even if solely viewed as works of art. Consequently, I found the exhibition Eat Art, at Harvard University’s Busch-Reisinger Museum, a step forward comparatively speaking from the notorious Sensation show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Yet apart from this minor matter of taste, I found Eat Art as aesthetically repulsive and philosophically bankrupt as Sensation. According to its press release, the show, whose full title is Eat Art: Joseph Beuys, Dieter Roth, Sonja Alhäuser, was “a major exhibition featuring food as artistic material in German art created from the mid- 1960s to the present day.” Since the art of this exhibition made no attempt to be aesthetically (i.

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