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Is this Foodology?

February 12, 2007

toyoko shimada foodology
Image © Toyoko Shimada

Now if I can just decide which ‘ology’ to go to tonight dot dot dot. Here’s the press release of Toyoko Shimada’s Foodology exhibition that opens tonight at Platform 21. My other ‘ology’ doesn’t have a press release:
What do a Chinese dress decorated with macaroni, a linked necklace of peanuts, and a Chinese blouse covered in flattened cola cans have in common? And what can they tell us about the people who wear them and the cultures they live in? Are you really what you wear and eat?

From 14 February through 4 March, Platform 21 presents Foodology. In this show, the Japanese artist Toyoko Shimada unites arts and crafts and ‘high’ and ‘low’ art in a look at dress codes and eating habits.

Shimada creates surprising garments, multimedia projections and new rituals around food. These works are based on her investigations into what art, fashion and food can tell us about individual and national identity in our globalised, high-tech age. Shimada always makes her works in collaboration with others and often accompanies them with a short presentation or fashion show.

toyoko shimada foodology
Image © Toyoko Shimada

14 February – 4 March 2007

Opening Wednesday 14 February, 19:00
Closing party Saturday 3 March , 17:00 – 20:00
Exhibition open Wednesday through Sunday,
12:00 – 18:00

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