FOOD: Bigger than the Plate
Curated by Catherine Flood and May Rosenthal
Opening on Saturday, 18 May 2019 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
Inviting visitors to participate, taste and debate, this bold exhibition explores current experiments at every stage of the food system – from compost to table. From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.
This exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organizations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.
The Exhibition will feature a major new commission by artists Fallen Fruit who will create a bespoke 12-metre squared wallpaper for the museum and maps of available fruit in the city. This will draw on the V&A’s collections and the horticultural history of the site – which was once an important nursery for fruit trees – to explore the past and contemporary role of fruit in creating shared culture. –more HERE.
An article on the background of this exhibition can be found here