Studio Orta - Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Water Life

Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Water Life

02 juin 2011 - 03 juin 2011
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, Book Launch - Princeton Architectural Press, NY

Artists Lucy and Jorge Orta relish their roles as creative agents for social awareness andchange. Since founding Studio Orta in 1993, the Paris-based husband-and-wife team hasproduced an extensive body of work that addresses universal concerns of community, shelter,migration, and sustainable development.
Beyond merely tackling these issues artistically, theirwork suggests solutions by modeling fresh approaches to social dilemmas. From reclaimingdiscarded food for town-wide dinner celebrations to staging an international exhibition inAntarctica, their often-playful projects incorporate elements of fashion, art, and architecture,which they combine with performances, multimedia events, and public debates.

Lucy+Jorge Orta: Food Water Life features hundreds of photographs of recent works and includes texts bycurators Zoë Ryan, Ellen Lupton, Judith Hoos Fox, and Ginger Gregg Duggan and an interviewby critic Hou Hanru that provides insights into the artists’ processes and motivations. ISBN 978-1-56898-991-4