Arts & Foods at Triennale di Milano

All eyes are on food in Milan, which has chosen the theme of nutrition for the Expo 2015

Text by Annalisa Rosso

All eyes are on food in Milan, which has chosen the theme of nutrition for ​Expo 2015. The gigantic, not to be missed, Arts & Foods exhibition (April 10- November 1) occupies the entire 70,000 square feet of the ​Triennale building and garden space. Hundreds of artworks, objects and documents from museums, institutions, collectors and artists from across the globe address the relationship between art and food in every possible way.

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen - Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti II, 1994
Tom Wesselmann - Still Life #8, 1962

Renowned curator Germano Celant, who runs the show together with exhibition designer ​Studio Italo Rota, presents Arts & Food as an event “involving all sorts of media and languages, from painting to sculpture, from video to installations, from photography to advertising, from design to architecture, with a time frame ranging from 1851, the year the first Expo was held in London and the start of modernity, up to the present day.” Its aim? “To create a story that is visually compelling and evocative on a sensory level. Displays devoted to public and private living spaces, lavish furniture, objects, appliances and artworks are all undeniably noteworthy.

Sharon Core - Apples in a porcelain basket, 1994
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