Entretempo Kitchen Gallery
Self-described as a “grassroots movement, addressing socio-political-environmental issues through food and art”, Entretempo Kitchen Gallery (EKG) is an outside-of-the-box example of sustainable art. Tainá Guedes, the founder of EKG, believes that “art becomes an extension of the kitchen – and food a common base for expressing and sharing thoughts and ideas”. That is why it is part of the Gallery’s mission to educate people about food and its impact on our society but also to fight against food waste. They use organic, local, and socially fair items and actively practice Mottainai, a japanese word meaning “what a waste”, or put in different terms, reusing and repurposing items that would otherwise go to waste. EKG has a large repertoire consisting of exhibitions, dining experiences, installations, performances and workshops. One recurring event linked to Entretempo is the Food Art Week (FAW). It is a non-profit project that combines food, art, and sustainability to promote positive environmental and social change. This event is likewise global and has already been held in Montreal, Mexico City, Paris, and three times in Berlin. Food Art Week 2020 had the topic of SEEDS while the 2021 theme is DIVERSITY.
To conclude, sustainable art, unironically, is a colourful term that encompasses a wide range of creations and projects. No matter how you choose to define it, the world is full of creatives striving to make a change in their own way; with a little colour and a lot of dedication.