This is one of those cute things you hear about in this lockdown. Go and search your closet or where ever you keep old notes to see whether you have kept your hand-me-down recipe or a signature dish or not? The National Museum of Women in the Arts has plans for them.
According to the reports, The Washington, D.C. museum is presently accepting Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals for the “RECLAMATION” program they have in mind. An Exhibition will open on January 18 and run through the end of 2021.
Washington museum explains that “RECLAMATION is going to be an evolving exhibition. An ingredient archive which will examine food as a creative medium for visual art and a connective mean for discovering intergenerational and intercultural experiences.”
The exhibition takes place around a kitchen table, the very familiar object for gatherings of family and friends. These selected nine artists are going to make their kitchen tables, sharing photographs, videos, and stories about how they use this object.
The museum’s director of public programs, Melani Douglass, says “the one thing that brings these artists and their performance together is that how they are going to show the act of ‘reclaiming’ in each of their practices, something about how and why they reclaim that specific work, pushes what they are trying to exhibit forward.”
People who’d like to participate and share a recipe, remedy, or personal reflection can do so on the museum’s website. RECLAMATION is looking forward to having reconnected us with ourselves, our ancestors, and our food traditions. Cooking and nourishing our loved ones, could reach back and bring us in contact with our heritage and also establish traditions for our communities.
Each recipe is expected to have a photo of the dish that accompanies it and must share the story behind it. In telling the memory rather than just handing out the recipe, people can participate in their cultural identity.