Three exhibitions exploring the relationship between food and seduction

Design Museum Holon holds the exhibition, now open until November 11, 2023, "FOOD," which explores the crucial role of design in shaping the seductive relationship between humans and food. The exhibition features a diverse collection of over 200 works by artists and designers from Israel and around the world, presented through a range of mediums and creative techniques. These include art and design objects, everyday off-the-shelf products, interactive installations, and video works.


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The museum dedicates its entire exhibition space to three distinct exhibitions that provide fascinating insights into the subject. The main exhibition, "Food," curated by Liora Rosin and Dana Benshalom, examines the elusive relationship between humans, food, and seduction, offering a captivating exploration of this intimate connection.


Cloaca Machine by Wim Delvoye, 2012
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In the Peripheral Corridor Gallery, visitors can explore "Colored," an exhibition curated by Lior Hermoni-Gati, Director of Aharon Feiner Eden Materials Library, that explores the role of food coloring and how vision influences our interpretation of the colors of our food. The exhibition invites visitors to reflect on the cultural context of food and its taste.The Design Laboratory features "A Taste of The Future," an interactive, AI-powered sensory installation curated by Talia Janover that examines the future of food. The exhibition encourages visitors to explore the relationship between scent and memory, while appreciating the beauty of imperfection.


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For the design world, food is both an actual and a symbolic raw material. Designers today are involved in researching, developing, and designing various stages in the life cycle of food, while responding to contemporary consumer culture, at times even critically. The exhibition examines the basic yet tangled relations between humans and food, as well as the complex status of design in this equation, by means of three chapters: “Needs and Desires”, “Attraction and Repulsion”, and “Restraint, Preservation, and Liberation.”


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The cliché of “a visual feast” supports the belief in an inextricable connection between our sense of taste and our sense of sight. In contrast to other clichés, however, this argument is a carefully researched scientific finding. The “Colored” exhibition focuses on the ability of our sense of sight to read, interpret, and analyze the color, flavor, and cultural meanings of different foods.


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"A Taste of The Future"

The impressive development of genetic engineering, artificial intelligence technologies, and new ways of studying the complexity of the human brain has not changed the essential need of humans over the past 200,000 years – the need to eat in order to survive. The works on display in the Design Lab explore the future of our food through the prism of the senses. Although the future has yet to arrive, scientists, researchers, and designers are already connecting past and future, extending the limits of the human imagination and revealing the potential embodied in possible futures.


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Shahar Kedem, Carrots 2, 2016
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Einat Arif-Galanti-JunkFood Mandalah-detail still 3-2021
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About Design Museum Holon

Design Museum Holon is the only design museum in Israel and is ranked among the world’s 15 most important design museums. Housed in an iconic building by the internationally acclaimed architect, Ron Arad, Design Museum Holon is a vital and dynamic resource for designers, students, creative industries, and the general public. Since it opened in 2010, the museum has hosted more than 50 international exhibitions, drawing more than two million visitors.