ESPACE VECU | Exhibition in Provence
bild - bureau d’implantation des lignes Digne, Digne-Les-Bains , Group Exhibition
The idbl school of fine arts in the Provence town Digne-les-Bains, in collaboration with the FRAC PACA have invited Lucy + Jorge Orta to participate in the group exhibition, Espace vécu at bild centre for contemporary art from November 28 to January 17, 2015.
This exhibition plays tribute to the local artist and teacher Alain Raymond, whose life’s work was dedicated to the exploration of volume, and its intimate connection to spaces within the social and public sphere.
On this occasion, Lucy + Jorge Orta exhibit a set of five works that have arisen from the artists’ personal experience in a number of extreme environments, and more specifically, how environmental, social or political contexts shape the artists’ formal approach to sculpture.
Objects derived from the famous Antarctica expedition, dialogue with works from the OrtaWater, and these are framed by their historic Contextual Stamps, from the artists' archive, under the heading Rosario 1972-1984.
These sculptures, presented along side the French artist Daniel Purroy, question life’s vital preoccupations, through a sensitive combination of aesthetics, with social, political, and environmental issues.