Feast for the eyes: quail carcasses and sheep balls
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 09 September 2011
Food at the swanky London restaurant Pied à Terre is not just on the plates - it's on the walls. Following an eight-month residency at the two Michelin-starred eaterie, Macedonia-born artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva has crafted nine sculptural and installation works from found materials sourced from the restaurant kitchens. Foodies will no doubt be fascinated by the intricate pieces, fashioned from scallop skirts and corals, quail carcasses, sheep testicles and fish bones, that grace the restaurant ("The Wish of the Witness", until 31 October). Pied à Terre owner David Moore says: "This residency takes our commitment to contemporary art to a new level, enabling chef and artist to work alongside, and for an exchange of creative processes." Meanwhile, the selection process for Pied à Terre’s 2012 "Artist in Restaurant" is already underway.
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