FOOD is a large contemporary art show on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Nutrition, 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 Mesa Brasil SESC, Sao Paulo, Brasil and wastecooking, Salzburg, Austria.






- Dossier de Presse
- Press kit
- Photo gallery
- Invitation FOOD
- portraits of artists
- installation view at Musée Ariana
- press book


Musée Ariana, Geneva


Anna Maria Maiolino
Entrevidas (Between Lives),
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

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