Studio Orta - 70 x 7 The Meal act XXVI, ArtAids Foundation

70 x 7 The Meal act XXVI, ArtAids Foundation

08 septembre 2011
Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona, Event

70 x 7 The Meal act XXVI is the 26th act in Lucy + Jorge Orta’s ongoing banquets in support of the ArtAids, to raise public consciousness and to encourage involvement in artistic projects aimed at preventing and fighting Aids.

The artists were inspired by the work of Padre Rafael Garcia H. (1909-1990) who initiated a series of benefit banquets to set in motion a major urban social development program entitled El minuto de Dios. The artist’s base their banquets on the symbol seven, which represents infinity in numerous ancestral cultures and in particular the biblical signification ad infinitum.

On the 8th September 2011, a dinner for 77 guests will be staged at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, a fragment of which is exhibited in the exhibition You Are Not Alone.
The table on exhibition is 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.