Bread and salt

Mircea Cantor – Stranieri

Exhibited in Roma – Magazzino d’Arte Moderna
2007 dec. 15

Hard to translate the title of the work “Stranieri“. It means something like a:  foreigner, stateless, homeless, fugitive, hobo, beggar, junkie, vagabond…

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Bread wrapped with money

Mladen Stilinović – Works with food

object  –  1978 -2009,
artist born in Belgrade. Lives in Zagreb
exhibition: 11’th International Istambul Biennial

“Since the mid-1970s, Mladen Stilinović has developed artistic strategies using ‘poor’ materials. His works are simple in their execution and engage with such subjects as pain, poverty, death, power and the language of repression, as ongoing and mutually connected conditions. Usually the title is inscribed into the work itself, for example, in a series dealing with food: Geometry for the poor, Cabbage, Borecole, Potato, Bean, Leek, Corn, Cakes, I bite myself, I devour myself, Eat yourself, Bite yourself and Charge, cakes!” – text source

money wrapped bread
photo credit: Estefán Arnold

Cross in Bread

Előd Izsák – Cross in Bread ( “Kenyerbe vetett kereszt” – from  hungarian)

video installation –  2006
exhibited in Oradea – Transylvania/Romania
bread was made by the artist’s mother in Egerpatak – Seklerland/Transylvania/Romania

Under the bread on a TV-screen a loop video can be seen with a rotating cross graved on the bread-crumb.

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cross in bread

The bread’s shape reminds us to the millstone. The rotation of the cross reminds us to an increasingly forgotten ancient tradition – the blessing of the bread (in the bread)