Nightmare carbohydrates

Luca Francesconi @ TONUS, Apr 17 – May 2

16 April 2015

Opening this week at Paris’s TONUS is Luca Francesconi‘s latest solo exhibition, titled Nightmare carbohydrates and running from April 17 to May 2.

The artist-run project space welcomes the Italian artist for what seems, at least from the press release, to be an exhibition focused on diet and agriculture. Ibegins with a quote from Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, lamenting that all industrial food chains invariably end in the same place: “a farm field in the American Corn Belt”.

The write-up then dives into a geographical rendering of this endless belt, the ingredients of processed foods, the hypocrisy of veganism, the nightmarishness of carbohydrates, and the fertile spaces that are our intestines: “We are not only our mind. We are not “just ourselves.” In our gut there is a huge presence of other life, from which we are composed. Small living beings, animals minimums, without them there would be no digestion. We are our bacteria, we are our enzymes and our viruses.
With this internal breeding, life goes on.”

See the exhibition page for details. **

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