Spanish chef Ferran Adrià to appear in art show

16 May 2007 by
Spanish chef Ferran Adrià to appear in art show

Iconic Spanish chef/patron, El Bulli's Ferran Adria is widening his reach and is now causing a stir in the art world, after agreeing to appear in the five-yearly show Documenta in Kassel, Germany.

Adria's appearance at the show, which is one of the biggest events in the contemporary art calendar, has angered the Spanish art establishment which slammed the move to include the chef as the "banalisation of art" according to The Independent today.

However, Adrià was reported as saying: "True, I am no Picasso, but what is art in times like these? Many people act as if I should apologise for participating. I am not going to.

"I understand there might be people who are annoyed. It's tough to see a cook get invited to this. But what is art? If they want to call what I do art, fine. If not, that's fine too," he added.

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