Are tapas an art form? A new exhibit that opened in Miami last week argues yes: Tapas: Spanish Design for Food "shows how creativity boosts the taste of food at the table, in the kitchen, and also in product design," says curator Juli Capella, who coordinated the exhibit as part of Acción Cultural Española's global outreach efforts. Among the objects featured: tongue-in-cheek industrial designs like "surreal" cups (including a cup that's impossible to use), recreations of gastronomic cuisine, and sculptures that toe the line between edible and fine-art. The exhibit also displays some of the tableware designs created for elBulli, El Celler de Can Roca, and Mugaritz.
The exhibit, featuring more than 200 displays and instillations, is on view now through December 15 at Miami's Moore Building.