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The Way We Eat

Art, Galleries Art Gallery of NSW , Sydney Until Monday January 31 2022
Detail from a bright, bold video projection of a Taiwanese feast
Photograph: on loan from the White Rabbit Collection, Sydney © Tu Pei-Shih | detail of 'Who cares about the real', 2008, Tu Pei-Shih

Time Out says

A delicious collection of historical and contemporary artworks that are a feast for the eyes

We love food and we love art here at Time Out, so when those worlds collide, we are all over it. Consider our tummies rumbling at the sound of Art Gallery NSW's (AGNSW) show The Way We Eat: Celebrating food through Asian art reopening. It presents just over 100 artworks, both contemporary and historical, sourced from the gallery’s collection and borrowed from places like White Rabbit. It will wet taste buds right through to sometime next year.

Divided into four categories –‘Essential’, ‘Exchange’, ‘Excess’ and ‘Enchanted’ – the works include everything from intricately adorned ceramic bowls to big, bold paintings that are a feast for the eyes. The exhibition considers how food is made, stored and consumed. It also traces the design evolution of culinary items, and how food helps facilitate cultural exchange. You’ll also find out more about the ritual and symbolic meanings of food in Chinese culture. Artists on show include Ah Xian, Tianli Zu, Jason Phu and Guo Jian.

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Venue name: Art Gallery of NSW
Address: Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Price: Free

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