Creativity often requires interdisciplinary knowledge, cross-border thinking, combining and referring to several areas. Like the intellectual equivalent of traveling to new countries. And sometimes creativity arises from unfamiliarity, ignorance of the rules and a willingness to break them. Outsiders often make important contributions by bringing a different perspective and a new approach.
The exposure and practice of creating in another medium sharpens and expands your skills and mindset. So creativity doesn’t have to stop at an artist’s studio door – for most of them, it continues in other areas of their lives. The kitchen studio: culinary creations by artists book is a unique exploration of the culinary imagination and creativity of an outstanding array of international contemporary artists. More than 70 artists, including Ghada Amer, Jimmie Durham, Studio Olafur Eliasson, Subodh Gupta, Nikolai Haas, Jeppe Hein, Carsten Höller, Dorothy Iannone, Ragnar Kjartansson, John Lyons, Philippe Parreno, Nicolas Party, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Tiffany Sia , and Rirkrit Tiravanija share and illustrate their own fascinating personal recipes.
The book begins with an introduction by celebrated chef and art lover Massimo Bottura. Its pages are filled with culinary creations and meaningful posts on all kinds of food and drink, both savory and sweet, from around the world, brilliantly brought to life through an abundance of sketches, photographs, collages, paintings and personal snapshots. The recipes encompass an incredibly diverse range of dishes from conceptual to personal, from refined to simple, from sweet to savory, from serious to funny to downright bizarre.
You can pre-order The Kitchen Studio now through Phaidon and it will start shipping on October 27th, 2021.