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August 16
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December 06
Exhibition
Food – Water – Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
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Food – Water – Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta

On view August 16 - December 6, 2014

The sculptures, drawings, installations and video by this Paris-based, wife and husband duo, Lucy+Jorge Orta, collectively explore major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change and exchange among peoples. At the same time, this work embodies the philosophy that steers their pioneering art practice, ‘the ethics of aesthetics.’ As heirs to the practice of social sculpture, formulated by Joseph Beuys in the 1960s, the Ortas’ works are relics of their own function—beguiling assemblages that are the platform for the preparation of food, mechanisms that actually purify water, and elements created for a 2007 expedition to Antarctica that are part of an effort to amend the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The works in this exhibition are metaphors-in-action, constructions that perform the tasks of which they are emblematic.
 

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August 16 -
December 06
2014-08-16 12:00 2014-12-06 16:00
Exhibition
Food – Water – Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
Open to the Public