Eat!, presents a collection of international and Australian artists who play with food in contemporary art in all its forms – painting, photography, installation, sculpture, video and performance works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA).
Billy Apple, 2 minutes, 33 seconds, 1962, Installation view, Eat!, MCA, 1998, Photo: © Courtesy of MCA and the artist
Highlights of the show include Barry Humphries’s Cakescape (1958/98), a simulated landscape made of generic Australian sugar-treats, like lamingtons, swiss rolls, sponge fingers, hundreds and thousands, and fruit, rainbow tiara, marble, sponge, and fairy cakes.
Installation view, Eat!, MCA, 1998, Photo: © Courtesy of MCA and the artists
Also of note are Strange Attractions (1998), by Mishka Borowski, who has meticulously drawn erotic poses in white icing on a white wall, and “Noodle Girl” (1995) and “Noodle Boy” (1995) by Japanese artist, Majima Ryoichi, whose work consists of lifesize resin human beings in jacuzzi-sized soup bowls munching on noodles while watching TV.
Date: April 10th – June 28th, 1998
Place: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
Address: 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Tel: +61 2 9245 2400
Text: Karen Lee