Sate the senses: Ermenegildo Zegna hosts a new exhibition

Sate the senses: Ermenegildo Zegna hosts a new exhibition

Gastronomy meets visual art

Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: ZegnArt

Held in the Milan headquarters, ‘Fabulae Naturae’ is a collection of performances that aims to stimulate all senses

Fabulae Naturae, which premiered on 2 May, combines music, food and art in elaborate fashion. Commissioned by ZegnArt of Zegna Group, the exhibition is curated by Lucy + Jorge Ora and chef Davide Oldani.

Davide Oldani

It may be hard to imagine walking into what seems like an art exhibition and seeing a food performance, but that is precisely the point of Fabulae Naturae. It celebrates the collaboration between the various arts, and provides an artistic viewpoint on food - essentially filling the gap between what it means to 'eat to live' and 'live to eat'.

Ermenegildo Zegna

Aside from the gastronomical, another visual attraction features a series of wall murals, inspired by over 2,200 volumes of floral fabrics and prints from the Zegna archives. Also influenced by the archives are 500 limited-edition Royal Limoges porcelain plates, created by Lucy + Jorge Orta themselves.

Guided tours are open to the public for free over a range of dates. Click here for more details