The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is known for its daring and fascinating exhibitions, guaranteed to tickle the senses while making you think. Wait a minute, though. Senses? Isn’t sight just one sense? You’re right, but the GOMA’s most recent exhibit might well stimulate your taste buds.
The gallery’s totally free Harvest exhibition, which runs from 28 June to 21 September, explores the relationship between food and art – and indeed, that relationship is a long one.
Owners of Bulimba real estate will get to see the opulent cornucopias of food painted in the still-lives of 17th-century European artists. Be careful though. Some of the exquisite works look so real, with food threatening to spill out onto the gallery floor, that you’ll have to take care you don’t actually reach out and grab some for yourself.
There’s also the Harvest: Food on Film documentary, showcasing the role of food as storytelling motif in cinema. From the recent documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi to theatrical dramas like The Cook, the Thief His Wife and Her Lover, the relationship of food to film is just as storied as that of art.
Once your mouth is watering and you’re tired of simply looking at food, the GOMA restaurants provides a range of options to indulge your appetite.