Mini foodies take note: famed Catalan food and interior designer Martí Guixé is putting on his first Australian exhibition, Fake Food Park: Martí Guixé for Kids at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Martí Guixé loves to play with his food, and it’s given him a reputation as a bizarre and inspired food designer. He once created a concept called Pharma-food in which people could inhale molecules of food, and in 2007 he installed the Candy Restaurant in Tokyo, turning the act of sweet-eating into fine dining.
In the NGV Fake Food Park, kids and families are encouraged to rethink the way they eat and their attitudes towards food. There are hands-on and digital activities to get visitors thinking about new food concepts. Activities culminate in the creation of a menu for the Fake Food Park.
The exhibition centres around a kitchen space equipped with blocks, bits of fabric and other materials. Kids can create meals from these objects and the meals are photographed and digitally transformed into images of real food.