Perusing through the “Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy” exhibit

The latter is a special interactive exhibit that invites visitors to sit at a beautifully set dining table. Decorating the table are ceramic sculptures specially commissioned by MOCA to interpret the regional culinary inspirations of each of the 33 Chinese and Asian American chefs whose stories about food, identity, migration, and cultural belonging are featured in a collage of video installation. The personal kitchen tools of these chefs were also on display with accompanied stories of everyday food preparation, which further enhance the intimate feel of the exhibit.