Recipes for Disaster by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

Recipes for Disaster confronts the climate crisis, as told through risk-laden desserts. Scaling down the enormity of critical climate issues into literal, bite-size landscapes, this darkly humorous take on how and what we consume gathers the toxic recipes, blended with political and economic forces, that are hurling us toward ecological disaster. We offer these confections as food for thought as you consider the future.

Artist Bio

Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman create photographic narratives examining history, myth and popular culture. Their projects critique the social landscape and posit alternative histories. In their four-decades of collaboration, they have chronicled their gendered experiences, from adolescence through aging. Continuing their interest in the psychological and historical significance of the domestic sphere, they are currently using the layered history of food and consumption to probe politics and the climate crisis. Their artwork has been exhibited in the US and internationally and is in collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Walker Art Center, and Worcester Art Museum. Their artists' books are in the Yale Center for British Art, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection and the Bainbridge Island Arts Museum among others. Ciurej divides time between Chicago and their Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio. Lochman maintains her studio practice in Milwaukee.