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We Feed You: Works by Victor Cartagena. April 6th — July 22nd 2018

Behind every salad is a story.

From almonds and brussel sprouts to grapes and sugar beets, California produces and distributes nearly half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables in the country. But who is responsible for all the work that goes into putting food on our tables?

This exhibition explores the systemic injustice of food production through the stories of migrant farm workers in California. Victor Cartagena worked with individuals from the United Farm Workers (UFW) in Salinas to uncover some of the stories of labor and bureaucracy behind the food we consume each day. 

Photo: Labor Tea, Victor Cartagena, Labor Tea (detail), 2016, Found passport photographs, tea bags, and string. Dimensions variable, Commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art Courtesy of the artist


Cafe Charla| April 21st, 12 PM
Artist Talk with Victor Cartagena | May 5, 11 AM
Storytelling and Art Show with Food Not Bombs | May 23, 5:30 PM
The Art of Food Not Bombs | May 25, 5 PM
Cafe Charla | May 26th, 12 PM
MEMBER EVENT: Who Feeds You? | July 19th, 6 PM