Art on the table: Palazzo Doglio and Cagliari City Museums collaborate in the name of culture
Art on the table is a new project in support of culture organized by Palazzo Doglio and the Civic Museums of Cagliari.
Palazzo Doglio and the Civic Museums of Cagliari celebrate the relationship between art and food with the event Art on the table, a program with eight exclusive dates in the name of art and flavor, every weekend of December starting from Saturday the 5th.
The project involves selected works by artists belonging to the Ingrao Collection in the Municipal Gallery of Cagliari, by which Alessandro Cocco, Executive Chef of the Osteria del Forte, has been inspired to create his dishes.
The concept of art has changed over the centuries, we have learned about past eras, and how to imagine the future through the eyes of artists. Food has always played an important role in this continuous evolution because, just like art, it takes on different meanings according to the historical period and the many eating habits that characterize a culture.
If art in all its forms is considered a heritage of humanity, food is not to be side-lined. Art is culture and history, sacred and profane, nourishment and source of pleasure, tradition, and innovation, inclusion and consolation, curiosity and discovery, a universal language imbued with emotions and feelings, a form of communication that tells an autobiographical, and collective story.
These are the same characteristics that man has been looking for in food since the dawn of time, attributing it a high symbolic and social value. It is no coincidence that Claude Lévi-Strauss, a famous French anthropologist, ethnologist, and philosopher, assigns cuisine an essential role in the evolution of the human species. In his book, Raw and Cooked, the first of the four volumes of the tetralogy Mythologiques, he analyzes myth to explain how cooking food represents a fundamental element for societies in the transition from the natural to the cultural stage, including a set of well-defined rules.
Furthermore, in the third book The Origin of Table Manners, Strauss compares beliefs and behaviors of different cultures to look for a common root because, according to the anthropologist, this way you can “Hope to discover, for each particular case, how the cuisine of a society constitutes a language in which this society unconsciously translates its structure, or even reveals, always without knowing it, its contradictions”.
From ancient art through medieval, modern, and contemporary art, from prehistoric graffiti to the works of Caravaggio and Arcimboldo, from the Pop art movement to the present day, food is always an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration.
Art on the table: art and flavor at Palazzo Doglio
Art on the table is a project initiated by the precious collaboration between Palazzo Doglio and the Civic Museums of Cagliari, so to bring art outside of the Municipal Gallery of Cagliari, and get the public to discover the great heritage of the Ingrao Collection, which includes many paintings and sculptures by some of the most representative Italian artists of the twentieth century.
This project is an innovative format for Sardinia, included in the initiative of the Civic Museums of Cagliari DELIVER-ART, an idea which has also inspired Palazzo Doglio. The luxury hotel in the center of the Sardinian capital will host art and flavor with the talented Alessandro Cocco, a young Italian chef, who has matured his talent at Forte Village with famous chef Gordon Ramsay and three Michelin star chef Heinz Beck.
Chef Cocco will interpret some of the most iconic Italian artists of the twentieth century, such as Filippo De Pisis, Giorgio Morandi, Mino Maccari, and Felice Casorati, translating them into authentic culinary art experiences.
Each dish in the lunch menu at the Osteria del Forte, every Saturday and Sunday of December, will be accompanied by an introductory video about the work that inspired it, exclusively made by art historians of the Municipal Gallery for the project. An authentic journey through creativity that starts from the exhibition rooms and arrives on the table, with a visit to the museum to finish. Those who join the initiative will receive a free ticket for the Ingrao Collection, (usable as soon as the museums will be open).
To be a part of Arte in Tavola, organized in full compliance with current security regulations, please make your reservation by calling 070 64640 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.