December 19, 2012–February 24, 2013
Preview: Tuesday, December 18, 6:30pm
10 av. de la Paix, Geneva
Curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg
ART for The World presents Food, an international traveling exhibition and a selection of short movies in avant-premiere in Geneva at the Musée Ariana, located in the neighborhood of the international organizations and next to the headquarters of the United Nations.
The fascinating question of food is definitely highly complex, simultaneously dealing with survival, health, economy and culture. Food is focused on the preservation of our Mother Earth, the choice of the elements, the poisoning of the agriculture, the consequences of the climate changes, the gap in the feeding distribution and other subjects connected to the topics of Nutrition.
Works in exhibition by the artists:
Marina Abramović, John Armleder, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Mircea Cantor, Lenora de Barros, Subodh Gupta, Jannis Kounellis, Los Carpinteros, Anna Maria Maiolino, Marcello Maloberti, Cildo Meireles, Miralda, Tony Morgan, Liliana Moro, Gianni Motti, Ernesto Neto, Meret Oppenheim, Angelo Plessas, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Shimabuku, Vivianne van Singer, Raghubir Singh, Daniel Spoerri, Barthélémy Toguo, Nari Ward
Short movies by the filmmakers:
Jia Zhang-Ke, Murali Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Pablo Trapero
Short documentaries on the projects:
Mesa Brasil, SESC São Paulo, wastecooking, Salzburg
Food is anART for The World productionwith the support of theDepartment of Culture and Sport of the city of Geneva, the FMAC (Fonds municipal d’art contemporain), the Loterie Romande, the CBH (Compagnie Bancaire Hélvétique), the Fondation pour le Tourisme of the State of Geneva, the Ernst Goehner Foundation.
Special thanks for their outstanding loans to the collections AL’H (Geneva), Archivio Bonotto (Molvena), Daros Latinamerica (Zurich), Netherlands Media Arts Institute (Amsterdam), Raghubir Singh Succession (Paris), MAMCO – Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Geneva) as well as the galleries Air de Paris (Paris), Valentina Bonomo (Rome), Marie-Puck Broodthaers (Ixelles), Andrea Caratsch (Zurich), Raffaella Cortese (Milan), Sean Kelly (New York), Peter Kilchmann (Zurich), Lelong (Paris), Magazzino d’Arte Moderna (Rome), Bob van Orsouw (Zurich).
The logoFoodis by the artist Angelo Plessas.
Inspired by the topic of EXPO Milan 2015, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, after the Geneva venue, new versions of Food will be exhibited during 2013–2014 at the Spazio Oberdan, Milan, at SESC São Paulo and at MuCEM (Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée) in Marseille.
ART for The World is a NGO(Non Governmental Organization) funded in 1996 in Geneva, associated with UNDPI, the United Nations Department of Public Information, and recognized of Public Utility by the State Chancellery of Geneva. With its large projects around the world, ART for The World aims to mobilize contemporary art and cinema on the most relevant issues of our society. Since 1998, ART for The Worldcollaborates on a regular basis with the Regional Direction of SESC São Paulo (Brazil). In 2005, its sister NGO, ART for The World Europa, was funded in Turin, and since has its executive offices in Milan.
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