F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design)
March 2-July 7, 2013
F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design) provides a thematic look at inventive modern and contemporary objects, handmade and mass produced, that have one of three objectives: to prepare, to cook, or to present food. It includes approximately 300 selections culled from the permanent collection of the Mint, loans, and new acquisitions. The research center FoodCultura, Barcelona, headed by artist Miralda, is co-organizing the exhibition.
The exhibition is organized into four sections:
The first section, TABLE, is an intimate space with low light levels, and an abstracted dining table displaying various “invented” table settings such as plates, cutlery, glasswork, and centerpieces/candelabra by different makers and of different time periods.
KITCHEN is outfitted with “Über design” kitchen appliances and various levels of green production. Shelving installed in the kitchen holds objects made to prepare food, such as spice mills, cheese graters, ginger and garlic graters, bamboo steamers, mixing bowls, pots and pans, baking dishes, tagines, molds, and utensils. Ergonomic and green materials are also featured.
PANTRY is small and densely installed and features objects such as food and spice storage containers, mortars and pestles, tea tins, water bottles, noodle packages, chopsticks in paper, and grits packages, as well as food advertising posters.
The last section of F.O.O.D., GARDEN, isdesigned with objects in the shape of fruit and vegetables. Included in the exhibition will be a Resource Room, containing books about food design and the role of food in our culture, as well as works by co-organizer Miralda, director of FoodCultura.
This will be the first fully bilingual Mint-organized exhibition, with all text panels and object labels in both English and Spanish. (YAY!)
For more information please visit: The Mint Museum