The art of eating. From still life to Ferran Adrià


In different forums, there has been a discussion, for a long time, about whether or not gastronomy can be considered an art by itself, about whether the cook makes art or cooking. Although it is a very controversial issue and no agreement is reached on it, what cannot be discussed is the influence that gastronomy and food have on the artist.

From today until June 26, you can visit a very illustrative exhibition in this regard, entitled "The Art of Eating. From still life to Ferran Adrià “. It is installed in the La Pedrera building in Barcelona, ​​a luxurious setting. Organizes it The Obra Social de CatalunyaCaixa and is curated by Cristina Gimenez.

The art of eating is a walk through the history of still life, its permanence in time and how the still life is ceasing to be an art "vulgar“To adapt and transform into conceptual art. Paintings, photographs, videos, installations and sculptures make up the 130 works by 76 artists, from some seventy museums and private collections.

We can enjoy the work of well-known artists such as Juan de Zurbarán, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Giovanni Battista, Josef Sudek, Joan Brossa, Mona Hatoum, Piero Manzoni, Miquel Barceló or Antoni Miralda for example.

There are four sections in which the space is divided, all well differentiated: the representation of still life beginning in the seventeenth century; conceptual art and food as material; cook artists, artists who have used restaurants as centers for artistic research; and a section in which the figure of Ferran Adrià is used as an inspiration and generator of creativity, showing the works that have been inspired by his work.

Exhibition of the Obra social de la CatalunyaCaixa

The art of eating. From still life to Ferran Adrià

From March 14 to June 26, 2011
The stone. Paseo de Gracia, 92

Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free entrance

Commented visit
Monday to Friday at 6 p.m.
Price € 2

Group visits of more than 10 people with reservation

More information | Obra Social CatalunyaCaixa
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