11 Jul 2012
Ferran Adria: Risk, Freedom and Creativity
The exhibition “Ferran Adrià and elBulli. Risk, Freedom and Creativity” unveils the creative universe and talent of Ferran Adrià, the late 20th and early 21st centuries’ most influential chef, as well as the comprehensive capacity to innovate that he has applied to gastronomy. The exhibition can be visited will be in Palau Robert (Paseo de Gracia/Diagonal) in Barcelona from 2 February 2012 to 3 February 2013.
Future of cooking
Over the years, Ferran Adrià has become a global icon of gastronomy. The work done at elBulli –considered the world’s best restaurant for five years running– has received global recognition and has set the direction for the future of cooking. The names of Ferran Adrià, Juli Soler, Albert Adrià and of elBulli’s entire creative team are associated with values such as reflection, talent, innovation, leadership, teamwork, a job well done, internationalisation and solidarity. Going far beyond the field of gastronomy, their work embraces areas such as art and technology.
The exhibition comes after elBulli closed its doors in July 2011, a decision that was taken so that it could undergo its transformation into elBullifoundation, a centre for gastronomic experimentation and innovation that plans to disseminate its creations on the Internet from 2014.
Insight into creative process
The exhibition offers an insight into the creative thinking of Ferran Adrià and his team. The kind of thinking that has given rise to a series of proposals such as “foams”, “spherifications”, “warm jellies” and “airs”, all of which represent fundamental changes in the history of cooking. By filling the kitchen with good products and amazing ideas, the work pioneered by Ferran Adrià has managed to position Catalonia as a point of reference on the global stage of creative, avant-garde cuisine.
It shows a fascinating itinerary through avant-garde cuisine, by showing the different stages Ferran Adria went through. From the origins, to the search for a style, the time of mayor change, moment 0 and elBullivirus. An interesting exhibition for everyone dedicated to innovation, concept development and creativity. A must-see if you visit Barcelona this Summer!