Studio Orta - You are not alone

You are not alone

01 juillet 2011 - 18 septembre 2011
Fundació Joan Miró, Group Exhibition

The Fundació Joan Miró and the ArtAids Foundation present You Are Not Alone, an exhibition curated by Hilde Teerlinck together with Irene Aristizábal.
In You Are Not Alone fourteen contemporary artists from around the world are invited to respond with their individual artistic visions to the causes, consequences and current context of Aids, and to suggest ways of fighting it.

Lucy + Jorge Orta present 70 x 7 The Meal act XXVI, a table set with 7 beautiful limited edition Royal Limoges porcelain plates each with different motifs: the artichoke is the artists' symbol of the heart; the spectrum contains contextual colours that represent specific places or events that have moved them and the graphic measurements propose different symbolic levels to gauge social behaviour.
The printed table linens, also limited editions, are hand-embroidered by Fine Cell Work, a charity that rehabilitates prisoners by giving them the opportunity to earn and save money and rebuild their lives through craft and achievement.

As part of the ongoing 70 x 7 The Meal project, on the 8th September 2011 Lucy + Jorge Orta will host a dinner for 77 guests at the Fundació Joan Miró. Through the daily ritual of dining, the artist aim at raising public consciousness and at encouraging involvement in artistic projects with the intention to prevent and fight Aids.