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Continuing with our tour of the Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851 at the Palazzo di Triennale …  click to see part 1 and part 2.

This section of the exhibition is concerned with more conceptual rather than the applied aspects of foods, starting with an igloo made of bread by Mario Merz (in the far corner below).

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Urs Fischer – a chalet made of bread – popular Process Art / Arte Povera idea.

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Apparently, there was a whole village made of these bread houses when originally installed in 2004-5. Apparently, using bread as construction material has been popular.

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Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz (US) made Useful Art No. 3 (1992) –   it will be curious to see when all the lighters are on …

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Subodh Gupta – Two cows – 2003-8

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Sarah Lucas (UK) created this in 1992 originally. untitled-45

Sarah Lucas pretty much took over the British pavillion with a much more provocative set at the Venice Biennale – see later post.

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Frank Gehry (US) – the GFT Fish. Fish is a favorite inspiration of this architect. I(Chris) attended a conference at one of his fish-themed creation in Berlin – it is really fantastical – see the post here.

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The fish is looking at the Leaning Fork with Meatball and Spaghetti (1994) by the husband and wife team of Clares Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen.

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Tom Friedman – Big big Mac

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Jake & Dinos Chapman (aka the Chapman Brothers) made “When the World Ends” – one of a series of landscape of miniatures – that mix Nazi soldiers, along with various characters from the fast food chain McDonald’s, committing violent acts on a boat ushered by dolphins … the shores are littered with bodies and heads on sticks.

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There are several of these installations, displayed in a large glass case, which are apocalyptic in setting, minute in size, but rich in disturbing details.

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This sculpture looked eerie to us in that it is just a little bit smaller than a real human, which amplifies the vulnerability of the subject. To get a sense of its scale, it is visible in the picture of the bread house above.

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Pleats Please Sushi 2014. The fashion designer Issey Miyaki known for his technology-driven clothing design used the pleated material he developed to make sushis and doughnuts.

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The next post concludes our visit.

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