Daniel Spoerri, a Swiss artist born in 1930, is the founder of Eat Art, a term coined in 1967 which initiated a critical reflection on the fundamental principles of nutrition in relation to humanity's spiritual value. This volume explores humanity's unfailing fascination with the epochal theme of food, seen as a key interface between art and life. It examines Spoerri's early experimental period related to the magazine "Material", his kinetic multiples, his famous tableaux-pièges or "snare-pictures", sculptures, and his research into the field of graphics, as well as his recipes, menus and relationships with the contemporary artists who were his friend, including Eva Aeppli, Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Jean Tinguely, and Ronald Topor.
Texts by: Barbara Räderscheidt, Antonio d’Avossa, Serena Goldoni, Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini, Susanne Bieri
Chiasso (Switzerland), m.a.x. museo, May - August 2015
Modena, Palazzina dei Giardini, October 2015 - January 2016