This winter, GoMA’s free Harvest exhibition will celebrate food through art with over 150 works, film and guided tours.
The Gallery of Modern Art’s (GoMA) Harvest exhibition and film program will explore food through contemporary art from 28 June to 21 September.
GoMA Director Chris Saines says the exhibition gives social, political and aesthetic consideration to the food process.
“Food has long given sustenance to the artistic imagination – from the exotic foods and spices pictured in seventeenth-century northern European still-life paintings to contemporary artists’ renderings of global brands,’ says Saines.
“On entering the Gallery audiences will encounter a major new wallpaper commission from California-based artist duo Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) whose public projects and site-specific installations work with fruit as a motif or material.”
Consuming the entire ground floor of GOMA, Harvest is curated by the Gallery’s Assistant Curator of International Contemporary Art, Ellie Buttrose.
GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque will also host a major cinema program in parallel with the exhibition.
Harvest: Food on Film will serve up a range of cinematic fare, from Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1989 and the spiritually nutritious Babette’s Feast 1987, to Morgan Spurlock’s biting gonzo doco Supersize Me 2004.
GoMA’s Executive Chef Josh Lopez has created a bistro lunch special for the duration of Harvest: roasted Spatchcock, puffed corn and toasted grains with blueberry gel, for $20 including a glass of house wine.
A recipe book-cum-exhibition catalogue will be published in association with Harvest, including essays by Gallery curators interspersed with stunning food photography and recipes from noted International and Australian chefs, among them René Redzepi of Copenhagen’s world-renowned Noma and Peter Gilmore of Sydney’s iconic Quay restaurant.
GoMA will mark the opening of Harvest from 28-29 June with interactive art workshops, chef demonstrations and exhibition tours.
For more information on Harvest, visit the website.