"Cookbook, Art and Culinary Process " at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris

From October 18, 2013 to January 09, 2014
  • Antoni Miralda/Dorothée Selz - Garden Cake, 1970 Jouets en plastique, meringue 31 x 55 x 55 cm, Collection particulière

    © David Bordes

    Antoni Miralda/Dorothée Selz - Garden Cake, 1970 Jouets en plastique, meringue 31 x 55 x 55 cm, Collection particulière

    © David Bordes

"Cookbook, Art and Culinary Process " at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Paris 13, quai Malaquais 75006 Paris fr

The exhibition explores the relations between art and the culinary, examining their common approach to the transformation of materials.

Culinary research is in the process of being recognized as a fully‐fledged art form. How can cooking become the subject of an exhibition?

The stake in Cookbookis the following: how to position culinary art within the domain of contemporary culture? How to develop a more profound dialogue between artists and chefs at a time when the mutual exchange and influences between art and gastronomy have consistently multiplied? What are the aesthetic tendencies and the dominant forms taking place in contemporary cooking?

In the central exhibition of the exhibition, contemporary art will surround preparatory works such as drawings, sketches, collages, and videos executed by a number of well‐known chefs from all over the world. On the other hand, Cookbookwill aim to set apart a number of components which make up contemporary culinary practice (such as the way of cooking, the table, the alchemical transformation of matter, the importance of molecular cooking and the structure and consistency of the ingredients…) in order to identify the effects to, and the similarities with the artistic process.

Diverse culinary events will be held in and around the Beaux-Arts de Paris, notably exhibition dinners, during the course of the exhibition.

Chefs represented

Ferran Adria, Antoni Aduriz, Inaki Aizpitarte, Massimiliano Alajmo, Yannick Alleno, Eneko Atxa, Massimo Bottura, Michel Bras, Alexandre Gauthier, Bertrand Grebaut, Rodolfo Guzman, Daniel Humm, Virginio Martinez, Magnus Nilsson, Paul Pairet, Alain Passard, Daniel Patterson, René Redzepi, Davide Scabin, Michel Troisgros.

Contemporary artists

Sophie Calle, Erik Dietman, Christian Jaccard, Miralda, Daniel Spoerri, ainsi que Alisa Baremboym, Alice Channer, Elad Lassry, John Tremblay et Venuz White.

Opening times

Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 7 P.M
Closed on December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014

Admission fees and rates

  • 7.5€
  • Free under 18

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