A wonderful exhibition just opened in the Principality of Monaco, at the well know cultural espace Scripta Manent (in Latin: the writings stay). 100 important cooking books made by authors-artists between the XV and the XIX centuries are exposed for the eclectic public, used here to see beautiful and valuable things. Some of the most astonishing creations, like the “Opera” illustrated by Bartolomeo Scappi, who was the cook of the only anorexic Pope of the history, Pius V. You can admire 27 engraved plates that illustrate the containing of a Renaissance kitchen. Price: on request. Very rare book, you can admire another copy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. www.scriptamanent-monaco.com
La Triennale di Milano
Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851 is an exhibition curated by Germano Celant, which will be held at the Triennale in Milan from April 9 to November 1, 2015 Under the architectural direction of Studio Italo Rota, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves physically in a spectacular route where works of art, drawings and architectural models, films, objects, documents, books, menus, and album covers bring to life a narrative that set works and images in their own historical, sociological and anthropological context.
With the Expo Milano 2015 entrance ticket you can visit the Arts & Foods exhibition at the Milan Triennale for free.
Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851: the chronological itinerary
The itinerary follows the topic of food though its preparation, distribution and sharing, in both the private and public spheres. More than 15 spaces host the exhibition dedicated to the places of food and its representation in paintings, furniture, objects, sculptures, appliances, photographs, menus, books and record covers.