Antidiets of the Avant-Garde: From Futurist Cooking to Eat Art

Antidiets of the Avant-Garde: From Futurist Cooking to Eat Art

Cecilia Novero


Discussing a facet of the ecu avant-garde that has usually been neglected-its dating to the embodied event of nutrients, its sensation, and its consumption-Cecilia Novero exposes the unusually key roles that nutrition performs within the theoretical foundations and fabric aesthetics of a wide stratum of works starting from the Italian Futurist Cookbook to the journal Dada, Walter Benjamin's writings on consuming and cooking, Daniel Spoerri's Eat Art, and the French New Realists.

Starting from the idea that avant-garde artwork includes the wondering of bourgeois aesthetics, Novero demonstrates that avant-garde artists, writers, and performers have produced an oppositional aesthetics of indigestible paintings. in the course of the rhetoric of incorporation and intake and using fabric constituents of their paintings, she exhibits, avant-garde artists energetic within the Twenties and Thirties in addition to the neo-avant-garde activities engaged significantly with purchaser tradition, reminiscence, and history.

Attention to nutrition in avant-garde aesthetics, Novero asserts, finds how those works are rooted in a posh temporality that affiliates reminiscence and intake with dynamics of change.

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