Food for the eyes

Food for the eyes

8 June - 8 September 2019

Food is more than just eating: C/O Berlin exhibits photographs that trace the development in depicting food over the past two centuries.

  • Food for the Eyes© Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
    Martin Parr - New Brighton, England, 1983–85 - Archival Pigment Print
  • Food for the Eyes© Ouka Leele
    Ouka Leele - Peluquería - Limones - 1979 - C-Print
  • Food for the Eyes© Lambda Print - Courtesy der Künstler und Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
    Hank Willis Thomas - The Mandingo of Sandwiches, 1977/2007 - a.d.S. Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America
  • Food for the Eyes© Peter Fischli und David Weiss - Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York und Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich
    Peter Fischli and David Weiss - Modenschau - aus der Wurstserie
  • Food for the Eyes© Weegee/International Center of Photography - Courtesy Ira und Suzanne Richer
    Weegee - Phillip J. Stazzone is on WPA and enjoys his favorite food as he’s heard that the Army doesn’t go in very strong for serving spaghetti. - 1940 - Silbergelatine-Print
  • Food for the Eyes© The Irving Penn Foundation
    Irving Penn - Frozen Foods, New York, 1977, Dye-Transfer Print, Privatsammlung, San Francisco
  • Food for the Eyes© Stephen Shore - Courtesy der Künstler und 303 Gallery, New York
    Stephen Shore - Trail‘s End Restaurant, Kanab, Utah, August 10, 1973 - C-Print
From the classic still life motif to the trendy instagram post, the representation of food in photography has changed dramatically in recent centuries. Through the various works from past and current eras, the exhibition "Food for the eyes" shows how social changes are reflected in food photography.

Works by Araki, Penn and Tillmans

"Food for the Eyes. The Story of Food in Photography" was curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff. Works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Nan Goldin, Rinko Kawauchi, Laura Letinsky, Martin Parr, Irving Penn, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Wolfgang Tillmans and other artists will be on display.

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Last edited: 5. February 2019