CURRENT:LA, the City’s public art triennial initiative, uses contemporary art as a platform to encourage the exchange of ideas and inspire civic discourse about issues affecting Los Angeles and other global cities. CURRENT:LA uses public park spaces as venues; presents site-specific, temporary art projects uniquely created for the City’s residents and visitors; and provides a range of free and refreshing outdoor cultural experiences across LA’s diverse neighborhoods.
CURRENT:LA FOOD presents fifteen newly commissioned public art projects across Los Angeles that examine multiple facets of food. Through an intricate partnership between artists and community partners across the city, CURRENT:LA FOOD’s stimulating participatory art projects and programs shed light on the precarious balance between pleasure and peril around food today and the many ways food gives expression to social and political life.
CURRENT:LA FOOD is curated by Asuka Hisa and Jamillah James at ICA LA with Curatorial Committee members Lauren Mackler, Diana Nawi, and Marco Rios.
CURRENT:LA is an initiative developed and produced by the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). CURRENT:LA FOOD is funded by DCA.
Public Artists: Adrià Julià; Shana Lutker; Eva Aguila & Coaxial Arts Foundation; Michael Rakowitz; Ry Rocklen; Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs & Annie Gimas; Emily Marchand; Jazmin Urrea; Michael Queenland; Nari Ward; Cooking Sections; Nonfood; Julio César Morales & Max La Rivière-Hedrick; Nancy Lupo; Torolab
Public Programmers: Across Our Kitchen Tables; Bed & Breakfast; Center for the Arts Eagle Rock; Lucia Fabio; The Golden Dome; Human Resources LA; LA Commons; Los Angeles Food Policy Council; Leyna Lightman; Babsi Loisch; Los Angeles Eats Itself; Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA); SÜPERSEED; Christopher Reynolds; Women’s Center for Creative Work