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The artists' view

Food has been fascinating artists since the 16th century or even earlier. Explore the aesthetic potential of food in mouthwatering works of art, from baroque still lifes to contemporary creations.

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27.11.2014 Veeranganakumari Solanki

India is a country with diverse cultures, cuisines and eating habits. These habits factor into diverse issues created by social situations associated with migration, urbanisation and farming. Four Indian artists’ works deconstruct and explore the satiation of India’s population in various strata of society.

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17.04.2014 Andreas Kohli

Photographs that recall seventeenth-century oil paintings – in Katharina Lütscher’s work, food regains its original beauty.

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04.03.2014 Mona Gandhi
“Khanabadosh” is the Persian word for people who carry their homes with them. A Bombay art project of the same name aims to promote a similar unity between nutrition and aesthetic practice. Every month Mona Gandhi organises a meal of uncooked food – and challenges her guests’ attitudes and assumptions.
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29.01.2014 Vera Franke
Table settings made of hair and wool or a meal themed as a journey through time: students at Zurich University of the Arts are experimenting with culinary situations and projects that are kooky and refreshing.
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