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Washington – Corcoran College December 11th, 2013

Contemporary Art Exhibition

AIFIC contributed to publish the catalogue ARE WE WHAT WE EAT? Sustainability and Art



Sustainability and Art

are we what we eat? siamo quel che mangiamo?The project, curated by Antonio D’Avossa, art critic and historian, involves students and professors of the Milan Academy of Brera and the Washington Corcoran College of Art and Design, by way of an artistic and cultural exchange which sees the joint exhibition of works by both Italians and Americans in both cities. The artworks investigate the theme of nutrition in terms of culture, necessity, pleasure, and awareness. The global scope of the theme of the exhibition is emphasised by the international collaboration in a project that has involved students and professors of the two countries in an intense cultural exchange projected towards the future.

The 120 works are displayed in two venues in Milan: the Pirelli skyscraper and the former Church of San Carpoforo (Brera); and in Washington DC: the Atrium of The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery 31.

The exhibition is part of the Year of Italian Culture in the USA and is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Italy. It has also received the endorsement of the President of the Italian Republic.


are we what we eat?