Mary Ellen Carroll and Donna Wingate, the Itinerant Gastronomy team, are two of many contemporary artists inspired by food:
Janine Antoni chewed 600-pound blocks of chocolate and lard for her 1992 project Gnaw at the Sandra Gering Gallery in Manhattan.
Daniel Bozhkov packaged yogurt he produced from live cultures reinforced with his DNA for his 2002 project Befriend the Bacteria at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Vik Muniz uses unlikely materials like chocolate syrup, spaghetti marinara and peanut butter and jelly to recreate cultural icons such as the Mona Lisa, then photographs his work. An exhibit of his pictures is on view at the Miami Art Museum through May 28.
Rirkrit Tiravanija built two replicas of his Manhattan apartment for his retrospective last year at London's Serpentine Gallery; they included kitchens in which visitors cooked lunch for one another.
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