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in Bologna, meals in photos, grasping or disgusting

In Bologna, beneath the spectacular ceiling of the Palazzo Boncompagni, lined with frescoes painted within the XVIe century, an enormous desk is about: vegatables and fruits of all colours, decanters of wine and bouquets of cereals appear to ask the customer to feast. However, subsequent to the plates, there are solely spoons. It was the Palestinian Vivien Sansour who set the desk, and forgetting is voluntary: “In September, six Palestinian political prisoners escaped from their most safety jail by digging a tunnel with their spoons, explains the artist. They have been shortly caught up, however one mentioned it was price it, if solely to style the fruits of the valley as soon as once more. For me, it is a fantastic story of freedom. « 

From meals to politics, there’s usually just one step. And particularly within the occupied territories, the place entry to olive groves is the topic of a bitter wrestle between Israeli settlers and Palestinian farmers. The artist has made meals the guts of his work, by way of his Palestinian Seed Conservatory venture, which goals to save lots of conventional seeds from oblivion and destruction. She additionally invented a cell kitchen that she takes all over the world, and which has traveled to Bologna, to prepare dinner with others. For, as she says, “Share our historical past, our reminiscence and our tradition, and discover areas for creativity and love past nationalism. Consuming is revolutionary ”.

The artist is among the visitors of the Foto / Industria Biennale, a pageant created by the MAST Basis, an occasion which, since 2013, has provided ten free exhibitions in heritage locations across the metropolis across the theme of trade and labor. On this excessive place of gastronomy that’s Bologna, capital of Emilia-Romagna, the brand new inventive director of the pageant, Francesco Zanot, has chosen, not with out daring, to dedicate his version to the theme of meals.

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All sides of meals

The pageant might effectively come from an industrial group, Coesia, specializing in excessive precision mechanics, the eleven inventive works introduced, historic and up to date, take care of all sides, even the much less sensible, of meals. From its convivial or aesthetic facet, as within the heat black and white pictures captured by Bernard Plossu, to its capitalist and industrial aspect, with the medical pictures taken by the Dutchman Henk Wildschut within the high-tech farms of the Netherlands. « It is not the delicacies that pursuits me, however the cultural reality, confirms Francesco Zanot. Meals touches on politics, philosophy, financial system, geography, the setting… ”

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