3 September 2019

The Frieze Futurist Cookbook

The Frieze Futurist Cookbook

The Frieze Futurist Cookbook

Specially commissioned recipes by nine artists, including Otobong Nkanga, Heather Phillipson and Rirkrit Tiravanija, ranging from abstract to delectable.

When Filippo Marinetti published The Futurist Cookbook in 1932, the world was in the grips of the Great Depression. ‘We propose as an antidote to this panic a Futurist way of cooking, that is: optimism at the table,’ he wrote. ‘Zoological soup’ and ‘polyrhythmic salad’ were never meant to grace a table; rather, they rethink our sensorial and cultural relationship to food in a time of scarcity. For our cookbook, nine artists – Bea Bonafini, Débora Delmar, Olafur Eliasson, Christopher Knowles, Otobong Nkanga, Heather Phillipson, Slavs and TatarsRirkrit Tiravanija and Zheng Bo – have created ‘recipes’ in a variety of formats. Though not all are edible – some are – they each bring optimism to the table. Theirs is a feast for both the palate and the mind.

Bea Bonafini

Eating Like Salt

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Bea Bonafini, Eating Like Salt, 2019, porcelain, salt dough and metal cutlery, 20 × 25 cm