The Way We Eat
3 Apr 2021 – 2022
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Explores how what we eat and drink, and the way that we do so, defines our times and our lives
The Way We Eat brings together works of art related to food – that ancient source of inspiration, pleasure and anxiety. It considers what we eat; how food is made, stored and consumed; the evolution of culinary wares; cultural exchange; and the ritual and symbolic meanings associated with food.
Combining historical treasures with dramatic contemporary artworks, the exhibition is drawn from the Gallery’s extensive Asian art collection and loans from private collections.
Image: Yamamoto Taro Cans decorated with scenes of chapters ‘Young Murasaki’ and ‘Beneath the autumn leaves’ from ‘The tale of Genji’ on blue carpet 2011 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift by Volunteer Guides, Associate Guides and Community Ambassadors AGNSW 2012. © Taro Yamamoto. Image courtesy of imura art gallery, Japan