Studio Orta - Amazonia


12 mars 2011 - 29 avril 2011
Motive Gallery Amsterdam, Group Exhibition

For their most recent body of work Amazonia, Lucy + Jorge Orta were deeply inspired by their expedition to the Peruvian Amazon during the summer of 2009. The sculpture and photography on display at Motive Gallery are an edited version of the exhibition Amazonia, which was commissioned by the Natural History Museum London as part of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010.

Recording through photography, video and sound the artists found this beautiful oasis of diversity, in a state of crisis. The rainforest proved to become an emotional and conceptual starting point to restore our focus to the world around us, both its beauty and its imperiled state. Amazonia is a state of mind through which the artists strive to revive our deep enjoyment of nature as such and to convey its value to our daily lives and to our survival.