➔ Mappa Manna, Gayle Chong Kwan, 2001 Aug 10 - 2001 Oct 19

Mappa Manna, Gayle Chong Kwan, 2001 Aug 10 - 2001 Oct 19

Type: Exhibition





Programme ➔ Main Programme ➔ Edge Street Programme (1997-2003)
Project ➔ New Commissions Scheme (2000-2002)


2001 Aug 10 (is beginning date)
2001 Oct 19 (has end date)


Over a few months, the Gayle Chong Kwan had worked with restaurant communities in Manchester to create a dialogue based upon the idea of the world map as a 2D napkin of the 3D world, with residue of food stains as a lived experience. The title of the exhibition came from ‘Mappa’, the Latin word for map, combined with ‘Manna’ representing ‘food of the gods’ or paradise food.   The artist invited head chefs from a variety of restaurants to share their ideas of ‘Manna’ by eating with each other. The artist asked the chefs to create images of their idea of paradise using the ingredients from which they created the meal. The installation recreated the environment in which the meals were shared, with selected restaurant furniture, and presented large scale photographs of their collaborative ideas of paradise.   Part of the ‘New Commissions’ scheme. 

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