Group exhibition “Alimentário” displays the Brazilian culinary universe through art

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

The Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio holds the exhibition “Alimentário – arte e patrimônio alimentar brasileiro” [“Alimentary: Brazilian food art and heritage”], which focuses on the Brazilian cuisine. The show brings through texts, historical registers, ethnographic objects, contemporary cuisine researches, photographs, documental videos, kitchen utensils and pictures of dishes created by chefs, the relationship between cooking and artworks. The proposal is to involve visitors in an environment that arouses affective and visual memories.

“The curatorial strategy was to display a suggestive portrait of how the food and culinary universe contributed to the visual constitution of Brazilian imaginary today. More that presenting documents and artworks that tell the same story, which would be impossible, the aim was to exhibit a portrait of the Brazilian food universe that was accurate in reproducing not external aspects, but plurality, diversity and even its stage of permanent change”, says curator Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.

Divided in three parts, conceived by chef Felipe Ribenboim in partnership with Rodrigo Villela, the exhibition is curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.

The first part of the exhibition, “prelude” gathers exploring expeditions through the Brazilian territory; the second, “roots”, is focused on native cuisine and the influence of cassava in Brazilian gastronomy; the third, namely “Brazilianity”, approaches diversity, economic cycles and contemporary creation, from artists as well as chefs.

Featured artists: Adriana Varejão, Alex Atala, Amilcar Packer, Ana Luiza Dias Batista, Arnaldo Antunes, Ayrson Heráclito, Beatriz Milhazes, Caetano Dias, Caio Reisewitz, Candido Portinari, Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, Débora Bolsoni, Erika Verzutti, Ernesto Neto, Estevão Roberto da Silva, Ferdinand-Jean denis, François Louis de Castelnau, Fulvio Pennachi, Harald Shultz, Haruo Ohara, Hector Zamora, Heinz Foerthmann, Helena Rizzo & Daniel Redondo, Hélio Oiticica, Henschel & Benque, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Johan Nieuhof, Johann Baptist von Spix, Johann Mortiz Rugendas, Lasar Segall, Lenora de Barros, Luciano Mello Witkowski Pinto, Marc Ferrez, Marcos Coelho Benjamin, Marepe, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Maureen Bisilliat, Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Nimer Pjota, Regina Silveira, Rodrigo Oliveira, Thiago Castanho, Thomas Marie Hippolyte Taunay, Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Victor Brecheret, Victor Frond, Vik Muniz, Vicenzo Pastore, Wesley Duke Lee, Willem Piso

“Alimentário: Arte e patrimônio alimentar brasileiro”, with Amilcar Packer, Caetano Dias, Caio Reisewitz, Erika Verzutti, Hector Zamora, Lenora de Barros, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Paulo Nazareth and Paulo Nimer Pjota
On view through 10th August
Tues-Fri, 12am to 6pm; Weekends and holidays, 11am to 6pm

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