AD MENSAM is the latin for “at the table” and the exhibition will explore the table as a place where we come together, share food, behave, fight and reunite. The table as the setting for human interactions, a place where rituals play an important role in determining how we sit and how, instinctively and traditionally, the rules of sharing food get made. We don’t eat only to feed our bodies; we meet around a table as a form of communion with other people. Food is nourishment, and at the same time, an excuse to come together and communicate. The rituals we have created over the centuries are meant to facilitate this communication and provide us with a much needed sense of belonging. Nothing is more essential to our idea of humanism than expanding that table, symbolically and actually, adding extra chairs and places to include everyone in the conversation.