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Lucy+Jorge Orta: Food-Water-Life

About the Exhibition


Sep 6 – Dec 16, 2012


Tisch Family Gallery
The sculptures, drawings, installations and videos by this French wife-husband duo, Lucy+Jorge Orta, collectively explore major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change, and exchange among peoples. These models and machines, constructed by the Ortas, suggest ways to purify, prepare and transport food and water, or launch a world-wide humanitarian effort. These humorous, jerrybuilt contraptions are poetic metaphors for these processes, and demonstrate the importance of art as a creative agent for awareness and change. This show is the first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. of the Ortas’ work; it is guest curated by C2|curatorsquared and organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery.