This is the second in a series of Conferences, Fora and Exhibitions, organised and curated by the Portuguese artist Inês Amado, entitled BreadMatters. This event took place at the Museum of Water, Lisboa, Portugal in September 2003. Sincere thanks are extended to the Museum of Water for hosting this event and in particular to Dr. Pedro Inácio and his team for the support, enthusiasm and guidance. BreadMatters in Portugal focused on the performative, both in artisitic and cultural terms.
Bread is a very simple food. The basic constituents, flour and water, two naturally occurring products that we have 'tamed', farmed so that we may feed ourselves.
Bread Matters questions, debates and focuses on issues of bread and the importance of bread in the history of humankind. Bread Matters deals with the cultural, social and political significance and common usage of bread in society.
From Africa to Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, whether made of wheat, rye, barley, beans or rice, bread enlightens our history and marks our evolution.
To view the work of conference participants, return using the Main Page link at the foot or head of each page and select the contributor from the left hand column.
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