In celebration of Made For the Table and Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust, award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities, will present the exhibitions as a treat for the senses. Drawing the two displays together through scent, this Aroma-Tour will match works from the exhibitions to a bespoke smell or taste. Part treasure hunt, part artist-edition, the Aroma-Tour encourages you interact with the works on display through a series of sensory pairings, each individually packaged for you to keep.
AVM Curiosities has been exploring the relationship between art and food through a series of events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by Tasha Marks, (Grey Goose Iconoclast of Taste 2013, Selfridges Bright Young Thing 2013 and Young British Foodie 2013 – Experiential Finalist) AVM Curiosities champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum exhibitions and sculptural installations to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery.
With a practice heavily influenced by history, Tasha has diverse culinary interests ranging from 16th century cabinets of curiosity to 1930s medicinal cookery: “The foundations of my ideas come from history but I always try to mix them with a contemporary twist. Confectionery is one of my great passions as it is truly timeless: nostalgia and novelty are powerful tools when used in an artistic context.” Vanity Fair calls AVM Curiosities ‘London at it’s crazy-best’, while London store Sick-Note describe Tasha’s work as ‘the love child of Leonardo Da Vinci, Willy Wonka and Ferran Adria.’ Previous patrons have included the Royal Academy of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Trust and Selfridges – each of these projects eventuating in a unique and sensory art experience.