#Artists Connect With Upcoming 2017 Curated Projects Early

The Artful Eater project, previewing in 2017, is new curation of art and restaurant culture presented by London-based Artful & Company.

Follow Artful Eater on Twitter here to tweet your art images and links to get your work viewed by the curators of this project.
Read the Artful Eater’s forthcoming articles on the Medium here to keep up with this project.
Restaurants and art have had an interesting history. Famed restaurateur Michael Chow was known to have kept a bound book with blank pages for artists to draw to create a work for him while they dined. Mr. Chow was known to have traded food for artworks as a pioneering restaurateur art collector. And some of the famed artists known to have dined at his Mr Chow New York restaurant included Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Andy Warhol, "Michael Chow," 1980

Andy Warhol, “Michael Chow,” 1980

Michael Chow purchased art for his collection, beginning in the 1960’s, from such UK artists as Peter Blake, David Hockney, and American artist Jim Dine. Some restaurateurs today who have large art collections include Leah Chase and Matt Haley, and Wolfgang Puck decorates his restaurants with the works of top contemporary artists.

Alternative Collections International Contemporary Art Galleries



Alternative Collections, or Alt Collections, began exhibiting international contemporary artists in curated group shows in their Paris, France gallery space 2013. Curator Pia Camilla Copper has curated numerous exhibitions around the world and has a private gallery space, Pia Camilla Copper private gallery – Galerie en Appartement – located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris and in Istanbul. Find her contact details here.  In 2015, she set up Alternative Collections Gallery in Hong Kong.

We continually research art galleries in our ongoing efforts to update and maintain of our international art gallery directory available here.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Birth Rites Collection of Contemporary Art

The Birth Rites Collection is the first and only collection of contemporary artwork anywhere that is dedicated to the subject of childbirth. The collection consists of photographs, sculpture, painting, wallpaper, drawing, new media, documentary and experimental film.

All of the artworks in the Birth Rites collection are available for loan, exhibition or film screening. Images from the collection are available for use in leaflets, talks, public programming or publications. Birth Rites is also happy to supply information on the collection artworks and artists to researchers and writers.

The Birth Rites curator, Helen Knowles is available to give talks and presentations and design and facilitate workshops.  

If you are an artist who thinks that you have some work which might be suitable or relevant to be included in the collection, please contact Birth Rites.

The Birth Rites collection of contemporary artwork is housed at Salford University, Salford, London, UK  birthritescollection.org.uk

There is a podcast interview of artist Judy Chicago currently on the Birth Rites website here.
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