Artexte, 2020

Artexte’s Educational Guides


These educational guides, created by members of Artexte’s staff provide research guidance on particular subjects as they relate to contemporary visual art. We hope that they will inspire reflection and discussion.

Each thematic guide is divided into subcategories and provides a list of resources in our collection. The subcategories and the accompanying descriptions uncover different facets of each theme and bring out questions and issues that can arise from research on the topic.


Food is a vital human need, present in our everyday life. It serves as a sensory experience, as well as individual and cultural identification. For its universal presence, artists cannot ignore the beauty that comes with food. The following document will help identify the many ways in which food intertwines with artistic practice. Below is also a list of useful keywords to help navigate the more recent acquisition of Artexte on and a list of organisation and artist files solely or majorly associated with food and art.


Discover the guide and its resources : Food – PDF