The Fragile Feast
On 12 January 2012, Ivorypress Space II opened Hannah Collins: The Fragile Feast, an exhibition by photographer Hannah Collins (London, 1956). Following a series of conversations with the founder of elBulli on the importance of sourcing the perfect ingredients, with the maximum quality, the British artist set out on a journey through Europe, Latin America and Japan to photograph 30 of those carefully chosen ingredients from Ferran Adrià’s cuisine.
The outcome of this work by Hannah Collins are 250 photos, a selection of which were on show at Ivorypress Space II until 4 February 2012. Banco Sabadell sponsored the Spanish edition of the book and this exhibition, which was seen at the Banco Herrero art centre in Oviedo in 2011. At once, Collins’ work is the subject of a book published by Hatje Cantz, which was launched on 24 January at Ivorypress in the presence of the artist and Ferrán Adrià. Together with the photos, each ingredient in the book is accompanied by a text describing the work of the hunters, farmers or gathers behind it, as well as maps pinpointing the origins of the products.
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