Friday, 10 December 2010

Just Food?

One in Six: Hunger © Karen Thiessen 2010
This is one of six modules from a commission that I did for the Mennonite Committee on Human Rights for an exhibition addressing food justice called Just Food? They commissioned me to make two artworks for a show that is travelling across Canada. After much research and thought I made artwork that addressed how North American consumption negatively impacts people who are food insecure both in developed and developing countries. That one in six people are hungry and one in six people are overweight are two staggering statistics. I think there might be a TED talk about this.

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