Artist to prepare free picnic for 400 for Performance Festival

By | July 24th, 2012 | No Comments

The mass meals common to Eastern cultures inspired Jaramillo’s piece for the Performance International Festival. — photo via Jaramillo’s Tumblr.

Featuring scores of performance and installation artists from 10 countries, the first Miami Performance International Festival kicks off on Thursday and runs through Sunday, when the Miami Beach Botanical Garden will host an all-day program of artist talks, readings, and live action performances. One of the participants, Colombia-born, Miami-based artist Catalina Jaramillo, will be preparing a free meal for 400 people for a performance called The Picnic. Before losing her to the prep kitchen, I traded emails with Jaramillo to find out more about her conception of the relationship between food, art, and community.

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