The Politics of Food: Candice Lin - Taking Culinary Revenge on the Koch Brothers
Beggar’s Revenge Chicken revises the tale of class struggle behind the original dish to address power structures in contemporary U.S. politics. Lin carves the faces of Charles G. and David H. Koch—American industrialists known for their conservative politics—into the clay encasing the chicken. The billionaire backers of the American right are then baked in effigy and served piping hot. The dish is a metaphoric proposition, enacting revenge on our present-day “overlords” through ritual, art and food.