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Reflexions on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Nutrition

Musée Ariana, Geneva
19 December 2012- 24 February 2013

FOOD is a large contemporary art show on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Nutrition, which started in Geneva in December 2012 with artworks exploring the question of food, a highly complex issue simultaneously dealing with survival, health, economy and culture. Under the patronage of EXPO Milan 2015, the show was organized in partnership with the Department of Culture of the City of Geneva; the world première opening was on December 18, and it remained open until February 24, 2013, in the large temporary exhibitions spaces of the Musée Ariana, a neo-classical building hosting a permanent collection of ceramics and located next to the UN Headquarters.
    The show included more than twenty-five art works, among them works by Marina Abramović, John Armleder, Joseph Beuys , Marcel Broodthaers, Lenora de Barros, Mircea Cantor, Subodh Gupta, Jia Zhang-Ke, Jannis Kounellis, Los Carpinteros, Anna Maria Maiolino, Marcello Maloberti, Cildo Meireles, Miralda, Tony Morgan, Liliana Moro, Gianni Motti, Murali Nair, Ernesto Neto, Meret Oppenheim, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Angelo Plessas, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Shimabuku, Vivianne van Singer, Raghubir Singh, Daniel Spoerri, Barthélémy Toguo, Pablo Trapero, Nari Ward and the projects of Mesa Brasil SESC, Sao Paulo, Brasil and wastecooking, Salzburg, Austria.

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Musée Ariana, Geneva

Anna Maria Maiolino
Entrevidas (Between Lives), 1981-2012
eggs, raw-cotton, ceramic
Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
installation view at Musée Ariana
photo by Egon von Fürstenberg

Mircea Cantor
Stranieri, 2011
round table in wood, bread, knives, salt
247 cm ø x 80 cm 
Courtesy of the artist and Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome
installation view at Musée Ariana
photo by Ferenc Csipke and Lucia Martinez

Invitation FOOD

Raghubir Singh, India, Crawford Market, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 1993. C-print, 77 × 102 cm. Courtesy of Succession Raghubir Singh, Paris

Pipilotti Rist, Switzerland, I Drink Your Bath Water. Short film, color, sound, HD, color, 2 min. 32 sec. Film still. Produced by ART for The World with SESC São Paulo

Nari Ward, Jamaica, Transtranger Café, 2012. Variable dimensions. On wall: Nari Ward, Bad, Ugly, Good, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana

Lilana Moro, Italy, Dumme Gans, 2002. Wooden structure, biscuits, sweets, paper, 250 × 200 × 260 cm. Collection of the artist

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