The current day members of the Edible Art Movement create spectacular experiences, installations and art happenings to stimulate all five senses.
The Edible Art Movement, (affectionately known as EAM), is the younger, brasher sibling of the Bloomsbury Group. It is believed to have been founded in the early 1920s by a group of experimental artists, intellectuals, poets and philosophers drawn together by a shared passion for food and art. With bases in Singapore and London, Edible Art Movement exhibitions, pop-ups and happenings occur worldwide.
EAM members seek to subvert conventional ideas of what food and art should be whilst at all times seeking to create incredible art. Their overarching philosophy is summed up in their motto: “We Art what we Eat”.
Recent events have been hosted and supported by organisations such as the Tate Modern Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery, the National Trust (UK), Fortnum and Mason, The Other Art Fair and the Fabelist Journal.
EAM is pleased to make its Asia debut in Singapore, the marvellous mixing bowl where cultures, people and trading routes converge.
Edible art is all around us. The more obvious examples are some of the early works of Jackson Pollock (dubbed by Time magazine “Jack the Dripper”) where he experimented by pouring soups and squirting ketchup in place of conventional painting materials. However, members believe that the use of food in art has a long and distinguished history. From liquorice in Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to Van Gogh’s use of actual potatoes in The Potato Eaters. Unfortunately opportunities to prove this are rare as galleries tend to resist members’ requests to lick and sniff their works.
© Edible Art Movement, Serpentine Gallery Project Space, London