Congratulations to Sara Clugage, TSA Member and Assistant Director of Communications! Sara has written the 2021 edition of the annual Haystack Monograph Series, “New Recipes: Cooking, Craft, and Performance.” The print monograph is available from Haystack’s website and is accompanied by a related series of videos on YouTube.
The monograph examines the place of cooking in craft histories, focusing on a special culinary session that took place at Haystack in 1968 that treated cooking as a performance medium. On June 15th Sara Clugage, Jenni Sorkin, and Sarah K. Khan presented a virtual program about the place of cooking in craft history—in the kitchen, the studio, and on television (recording available on Haystack’s website).
Haystack’s Monograph Series provides a forum for writers, visiting artists, and conference and symposium presenters of varied perspectives to reflect on the idea of craft. In production since 1991, these monographs cover a range of topics and are distributed to art schools and libraries throughout the U.S. “New Recipes: Cooking, Craft, and Performance” is the 37th installment of this series.
Sara is the editor-in-chief of Dilettante Army (an online journal for visual culture and critical theory), an organizer for the Wikipedia campaign Art+Feminism, and core faculty for the Critical Craft Studies MA program at Warren Wilson College. Since 2015, her art practice has centered on a series of salon dinners themed on the economic models and culinary styles of diverse periods in art history. Her work has been shown at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR, and in residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; she has written for The Journal of Modern Craft, Surface Design Journal, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, and Pelican Bomb.