Eating Cultures Closing Reception, Potluck & Performance, May 30


What: Closing Reception, Community Potluck & “Sausage Homage” performance by Genevieve Erin O’Brien

When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 6–9pm

Where: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th & 9th)

How Much: Free admission

For the exhibition’s final event, community members are invited to bring a potluck dish to share with the artists, curators, and other audience members of Eating Cultures. Refreshments and culinary contributions from AAWAA’s catering team and co-hosts Community Health for Asian Americans will also be provided.

Join Genevieve Erin O’Brien for “Sausage Homage” while she prepares and serves sausages inspired by stories of the artists’ father’s life. One sausage “Pyongyang Ain’t No Picnic” details his journey to oversee the dismantling of North Korea’s Nuclear Reactor and his failed attempts to buy a local rotisserie chicken. The sausage is made with ground chicken, garlic, garlic chives, Korean gojujiang chilies, soju and oven crisped chicken skin.

A second sausage entitled “the 8 1/2 Year Tour” explores his extensive time served in Vietnam as a civilian. The sausage is a country style pork grind with caramelized shallots and lemongrass, and nuoc mam (fish sauce). The sausages are presented to the audience with an accompanying video.

This event is presented by Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA), Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) and Community Health for Asian Americans, and takes place among the art in the group exhibition Eating Cultures.

Featuring over thirty emerging and established Asian Pacific American artists from around the country, Eating Cultures is a deliciously provocative multi-disciplinary arts exhibition of artworks inspired by Asian American food and foodways. Using food as a lens, artist share stories of global migration, adaptation, entrepreneurship, and the central importance of food in Asian communities around the world. Click here to read more about the exhibition and other accompanying programming.

Image: Ingredients for Pecan Pie by M. Wong