Since the beginning of his career, which began in the late 1980s, Wim Delvoye has sought to shift the boundaries that traditionally separate popular culture and art, decorative arts and the “fine arts”, the old and the contemporary, the noble and the unclean. “In a word, Wim Delvoye creates oxymorons,” writes Michel Onfray. His works indeed appear to be shot through with various contrary elements, suspended somewhere between seduction and dissonance.
“Don’t play with your food!” – the admonishment we’ve often heard in our childhood is cheerfully brushed aside in this project; what happens when we take cooking out of the kitchen and into the world of design? The kitchen becomes a playground for celebrating “foodies”.