Studio Orta - Somewhere Else - Ailleurs

Somewhere Else - Ailleurs

11 février 2011 - 07 mai 2011
Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Group Exhibition

The Espace culturel Louis Vuitton is offering a new variation on the theme of travel and choosing to reveal the Somewhere Else of eighteen “expeditionist” artists.

The nature of the expedition to which these artists devote themselves may vary widely. In this movement, in this encounter with new environments and cultures — sometimes distant, sometimes near, but always “other” — the artist finds the opportunity for a singular creation that is primarily characterised by its offset nature.

Lucy + Jorge Orta present a selection of artworks: Drop Parachute, Dome Dwellings and drawings from the series Antarctica, resulting from their incredible journey to the continent, where they installed the ephemeral artwork Antarctic Village - No Borders. The in-situ installation of dwellings took place during the Austral summer 2007 and was aided by the team of scientists stationed at the Marambio Antarctic Base situated on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctic Village and the many artworks resulting from their artistic research draw attention to plight of those struggling to transverse borders and to gain the freedom of movement necessary to escape political and social conflict.