Nova Iskra Nova Iskra Workspace Nova Iskra Studio

Exhibition: What you didn’t know existed. Endangered food from around the world

The exhibition “What you didn’t know existed. Endangered food from around the world” will be open on October 11th at 7 pm in Belgrade, at the Belgrade Market. The exhibition will be available for visit until October 25th.

11 Oct


Friday, 11. oct





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About the presentation

The goal of the exhibition is to highlight the importance of gastronomical heritage and diversity and to draw attention to the risk of the disappearance of some plant and animal species as crucial parts of nutrition. Every visitor is allowed to print specially created recipes based on some of the ingredients written in the Ark of Taste Library.

The exhibition that is coming to Belgrade after it has been presented at Stockholm’s Spritmuseum, is part of the project Food is Culture/F.UTURE, financed by the Creative Europe program, Italian Foundation CRC di Cuneo and Ministry of Culture and Information Republic of Serbia. The exhibition, which will be hosted throughout Europe this year as well as the next, is an art installation focusing on the experience of food through hands-on experience and direct contact with exhibited objects, stories to help learn about the makers’ experiences and the opportunity to learn about products written in the Arc of Taste Library.

During the exhibition, a panel discussion will be organized on World Food Day on October 16th at 7 pm. The participants of the panel are Tamara Ognjević, gastroenterologist and Milica Mrvić, artist. 

On the opening night of the exhibition, as well as the panel discussion, the visitors are going to have an opportunity to taste the specially prepared traditional food and recipes from the chefs of the Belgrade Market restaurant.

The exhibition “What you didn’t know existed. Endangered food from around the world” is created by the Slow Food organization in a collaboration with Josephine Vargo. The exhibition will be presented in Brussels (in spring 2020) and Pollenzo (in summer 2020), with a possibility of being exhibited in some more institutions interested. 

More about the project:

Through the Food is Culture project Slow Food and its partners want to give a new life to the products in question, giving the public the possibility to discover them, to visit the places whence they originate, and listen to their stories. The Food is Culture project aims to make European citizens aware that food heritage is a means of expressing their belonging to Europe and better understanding the wealth and uniqueness of Europe’s cultural diversity. We must pay more attention to safeguarding and promoting our shared food heritage.

Food is Culture is a project funded by the European program Creative Europe, with the contribution of the Fondazione CRC di Cuneo, led by Slow Food with its partners Kinookus, Europa Nostra, Nova Iskra Creative Hub, Transpond AB. Belgrade’s exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information Republic of Serbia.


More about the Ark of Taste library:

The Ark of Taste is an online catalog that is growing day by day, gathering nominations from people who see the flavors of their childhood disappearing, taking with them a piece of the culture and history of which they are part. Anyone can contribute by suggesting a product or making a donation.  For more information, please visit the Ark of taste website (