The “Cathedral of Saint John the Divine” is one of the most imposing cathedrals in the world, the largest in the United States. Located in New York, the cathedral saw the beginning of its construction in 1892 and today still remains unfinished. Despite this, it was immediately an important center not only categorically religious but also an important center focus on education, help and especially in culture.
An example of this is definitely the exhibition began last October entitled “The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet” initiative which will end in April 2016. The cathedral has decided to host an exhibition dedicated on one of the issues that is becoming very important in recent years: the food. Not the food in the strict sense but a reflection of those that are the different steps leading to the final product but also on the quality and the value of the latter.
The exhibition, curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn, is organized in seven thematic areas: Water, Soil, Seed, Farm, Market, Meal, and Waste favoring a reflection on what is the full cycle of food production and its value. Not only an exhibition of works but also an concretely educational event proposing a series of presentations and workshops that lead the visitor to a tangible and objective reflection on the issues concerning the food (here the program). The amount of work is high and not just painting but also installations, sculptures and works with which you can directly interact. All it exhibited in the various rooms of the cathedral, from more than 30 different international artists.
Artists that have as fundamental objective to sensitize the visitors on many important issues, focusing on safety, accessibility and sustainability of the food.