Studio Orta - Unlimited Bodies | Corps Sans Limite

Unlimited Bodies | Corps Sans Limite

13 octobre 2012 - 24 octobre 2012
Palais d'Iéna, Paris, Group Exhibition

Unlimited Bodies at Palais d’Iéna invites thirty international artists to engage sculpture in a one-on-one confrontation with its public. The exhibition highlights the metaphorical and allegorical transformations that occur to the body when it is treated as sculpture. Unlimited Bodies addresses the political body, the action and mobilization of citizens.

Lucy + Jorge Orta’s work Antarctica Fluvial Intervention Unit, evokes issues related to migration, refuge and shelter: “The third millenium belongs to mankind, who dream of great things”, is to be found inscribed inside the wooden boat. Accompanying this work will be Lucy + Jorge Orta’s Antarctica Passport Bureau. This work is at once an installation and participatory action. It proposes an amendment to Article 13 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Art. 13:3 “Every human being has the right to move freely and cross frontiers to their chosen territory.” Visitors will be invited to register for an Antarctica World Passport, a precious, editioned artwork that will mark the visitor’s entry into the Antarctica world community. This work attests that the body and the body politic are inextricably linked.

Since 1959 the Palais d'Iéna is the headquarters of the Conseil économique, social et environnemental, third constitutional Assembly of the French Republic. These artists will move into the 1000 square meters of the Hypostyle room in the Palais d'Iéna for twelve days.

The scuplture-bodies of the show are of a human dimension and emphasize the formal analogy between sculpture and the human figure. The social and political dimensions of human beings are also part of sculpture's ambition. The displayed works directly question the place of the human being in today's world.

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