Friday, 12 October 2012

Press conference of "FOOD" in Milan on October 16

On the occasion of World Food Day

will be presented to the press on Tuesday, October 16 at 12 am at Palazzo Isimbardi, Via Vivaio 1 in Milan.

Curated and conceived by Adelina von Fürstenberg, the project is a reflection on the preservation of our Mother Earth, the choices of nutrition, the consequences of the climate changes, the poisoning of the agricultural products, the gap of the feeding distribution, the famine and other subjects connected.

The conference will see the interventions by: Filippo Ciantia, Country Relations Manager International Affairs Department, Expo 2015; Sami Kanaan, Conseiller Administratif and Chef du Département Culture et Sport de la Ville de Genève; Daniela Rubino, Vice-President of Slow Food Lombardia; Marina Calloni, Department of Sociology and Social Research of the Università degli Studi, Milano-Bicocca; Adelina von Fürstenberg, concept and curatorship of FOOD and President of ART for The World, and the representatives of Provincia di Milano.                        
FOOD aims to be, through the works of the artists and filmmakers, a platform for culture and creativity for a better comprehension of reality and practice of values concerning alimentation, with a view to Expo Milan 2015, whose main topic is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

With exhibitions, performances, films, debates, conferences, round tables and workshops around the topic of nutrition, the audience will be involved in questions connected to the territory, right to the food, valorization of the alimentary traditions for a sustainable development and to encourage new attitudes to the new generations, with the contributo also of economists, anthropologists, sociologists and alimentary research centers.

FOOD avant-première will take place in Geneva at Musée Ariana, from December 19, 2013 to February 24, 2014. After the Geneva venue and in the context of the Milan EXPO 2015, FOOD will be presented at Spazio Oberdan in Milan in September 2013 in collaboration with the Province of Milan, in Sao Paulo from March to June 2014, in collaboration with SESC, Sao Paulo Regional Direction, and in Marseille from October 2014 to February 2015 at MuCEM (Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée), to end up again in Italy (venue to be confirmed) during Expo 2015.
FOOD will present the works of artists coming from the five continents, concerned by questions linked to earth, agriculture and alimentation: Marina Abramović (Serbia), John Armleder (Switzerland), Joseph Beuys (Germany), Marcel Broodthaers (Belgium), Mircea Cantor (Romania/France), Lenora de Barros (Brazil), Subodh Gupta (India), Jannis Kounellis (Greece/Italy), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), Anna Maria Maiolino (Brazil), Marcello Maloberti (Italy), Cildo Meireles (Brazil), Miralda (Spain), Tony Morgan (UK/Switzerland), Liliana Moro (Italy), Gianni Motti (Italy/ Switzerland), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Meret Oppenheim (Germany/Switzerland), Angelo Plessas (Greece), Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland), Dieter Roth (Switzerland), Shimabuku (Japan), Vivianne van Singer (Switzerland), Ragubir Singh (India), Daniel Spoerri (Switzerland), Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon/France), Nari Ward (USA).
At the same time, there will be presented the short films by the following filmmakers: Jia Zhang-ke (China), Murali Nair (India), Idrissa Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Pablo Trapero (Argentina) and the   documentary Mesa Brasil, produced by the SESC Sao Paulo Regional Direction, Brasil and one by the Austrian collective Wastecooking.

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