We Are What We Eat

Exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters

April 28 – July 11, 2016

Mask No. 156, 2013
Acrylic on glass, plastic, vulcanized fibre
15 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches (40 x 25 x 15 cm)

Mask No. 37, 2013
Acrylic on glass, plastic, vulcanized fibre
15 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches (40 x 25 x 15 cm)

Hiding in the City - Vegetables, 2011
Archival pigment print 
44 1/4 x 59 inches (112.5 x 150 cm)

Hiding in the City - Puffed Food, 2011
Archival pigment print 
46 x 59 inches (118 x 150 cm)

The Future, 2015
Archival pigment print 
53 1/4 x 70 7/8 inches (135 x 180 cm)

Press Release

Klein Sun Gallery is pleased to announce Liu Bolin's participation in "We Are What We Eat," an exhibition exploring the global food concerns mankind faces in the new millennium.

Both industrialized and non-industrialized countries share growing concerns about viable water sources for human and livestock consumption, sustainable farming as well as food production. The selected works of artists Liu Bolin (China), Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Jim Draper (United States), Pepe López (Venezuela) and Vik Muniz (Brazil) delve deeply into concepts linked to population and economic growth, malnutrition, free range versus farmed proteins and over consumption. The exhibition is developed in conjunction with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2, to highlight the need for global food security through sustainable agricultural practices, and improved nutrition through activism and education. 

The exhibition is organized by Ambassador Jack Brewer; Aaron Levi Garvey; Adolfo Pecchio; Eli Klein; and Art for Thoughts. A catalogue accompanies the show. 

Address and Visitor Information:

Monday to Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am-4.30pm. (Admission is free.)

Visitors' Lobby (main lobby)
General Assembly building
United Nations Headquarters

New York, NY 10017
(Entrance: 1st Avenue at 46th Street)