Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art

Amuse-bouche. The Taste of Art is the third art experiment at the museum, entering the world of the human senses. These play an essential role in the experience of art. This show focuses on the sense of taste and poses the question: Does art taste sweet, sour, bitter, salty, or even umami? What role does our sense of taste play as an artistic material and in our social interactions? The exhibition presents works by some forty-five international artists from the baroque to the present that explore the sense of taste as a dimension of aesthetic perception. In traditional accounts of the senses, the taste is predicated on direct physical contact. The exhibition poses various questions concerning the many fields of taste-related experience. Some of the works on display can even be tasted during special guided tours and performances.