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Potasia: Potatoism in the East

at Charles B. Wang Center | Thu Mar 15 - Fri Jun 15


Charles B. Wang Center

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Tel: 631-632-4400

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"Potasia: Potatoism in the East features an insightful and entertaining survey of artworks with the potato as their central subject matter. The pieces showcase a wide spectrum of potatoes, in all manner of genres and situations—from the fantastical to the realistic, and from the comedic to the serious. The potato is not only a nutritious and earthy food but, as featured in these Asian artworks, it is also an egalitarian, versatile, multifaceted, multilingual, and multidisciplinary motif.

A diverse body of artworks examine the social, cultural, and political attitudes and ideas attached to the potato. With a focus on contemporary Asian art—featuring installations, sculpture, drawings, paintings, photos, videos, and even socialist propaganda posters—Potasia: Potatoism in the East highlights a number of curious and fascinating examples of the ubiquitous potato as represented in Asian popular culture in fine art, books, videos, cartoons, movies, songs, toys, and snacks.

By drawing on a long artistic and historical lineage, as well as by making contrasts and comparisons with diverse mediums, this exhibition illustrates the manifold creativity in the contemporary art world.

This exhibition is curated by Jinyoung Jin, director of cultural programs at the Charles B. Wang Center, and artist Jeffrey Allen Price."

Monday through Friday 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 12 PM - 8 PM