Jason Phu in 'The Way We Eat'

Jason Phu in 'The Way We Eat'

3rd April - 1st January 2022

The Way We Eat brings together works of art related to food – that ancient source of inspiration, pleasure and anxiety. It considers what we eat; how food is made, stored and consumed; the evolution of culinary wares; cultural exchange; and the ritual and symbolic meanings associated with food.

The Way We Eat presents artworks and objects in a range of media under four themes: ‘Essential’, ‘Exchange’, ‘Excess’ and ‘Enchanted’. These consider how food is made, stored and consumed; the evolution of culinary items; cultural exchange through food and food wares; and the ritual and symbolic meanings of food in Chinese culture.

Art Gallery of NSW exhibition curator and curator of Chinese art, Yin Cao said The Way We Eat explores the importance of food and eating as part of the human experience and raises questions about food sustainability.

The Way We Eat is presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 3 April 2021 to 2022.

 

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