Pocket Exhibition by Yin Cao
In every culture, certain foods have metaphoric meanings beyond their gastronomic function – explore 'Cultured Food' in Chinese art with curator Yin Cao.
'The couple in Li Jin’s painting are faced with a table laden with fish, their wide-eyed expressions mirroring those of the limp creatures before them,' says Cao.
'The calligraphic inscription reads, "The world is yours, and also ours, but in the end is yours. The Chinese word for fish, yu, is a homonym for the word ‘left over’, conveying a sense of generational transition.'