The Value of Food

The Curators

Kirby Gookin is a writer, curator, public artist, and professor of critical studies in the Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU, and the Department of Art History at The School of Visual Arts, where he teaches, among other courses, Avant-Gardening: Art, Food and Agriculture. He has contributed to Artforum (as staff critic), Artscribe, Arts Magazine, Interview, and Parkett; and has written essays for several gallery and museum publications including Creative Time: 33 Years.

Robin Kahn is an artist, curator, author of self-published books, and a founding member of several public art collectives. In 2012, she created an interactive installation, The Art of Sahrawi Cooking, at dOCUMENTA (13) inspired by her cookbook, Dining in Refugee Camps. Kahn’s work has been collected and exhibited internationally. She is the recipient of several awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

As curators, Gookin and Kahn create projects which empower artists and communities.