Last week I visited the Ariana Museum, Geneva for this Food exhibition of artworks, installations and photography. So this post is not quite in the Haute Savoie, France but it is close and food related!
This FOOD, Reflections on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Nutrition exhibition at Ariana Museum Geneva is creating and demonstrating the relationship between food, nourishment, life and living. Whilst bringing to attention types of behaviour concerning food and its deep connection to the earth.
In an excerpt from the introduction to this exhibition, Adelina von Fürstenberg explains “World agriculture has for the first time in history the capacity to satisfy the food requirements of the entire planet, yet the very nature of the global market system prevents this from occurring.” Every five seconds, a child under ten dies of starvation. Nearly a billion people are severely malnourished.
That is a pretty powerful statement and some of the exhibits elude to the global food waste and various short films and lectures bring to our attention cultures and traditions and creativity to help us improve our understanding of food-related values. Some of the artworks and installations use food as a medium within.
It is a thought-provoking exhibition, art is subjective and I felt the message was conveyed through some pieces, but there were others that I questioned.
After our guided tour we were served a wonderful 3-course lunch in the cafe situated on the 2nd floor. A beautiful galleried interior balcony flanked by marble pillars and overlooking Lac Leman.
Here is a selection of photos that I captured during the tour
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