Materials: Aluminium, polychrome
Dimensions: 103 x 25 x 96h cm
Exhibition history: 2014 Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
Milk is a staple of nutritional health in many diets. This artwork was inspired by “Vaso de Leche” (1992), the highly symbolic advertising campaigns geared toward helping undernourished children in Peru. In Milk, however, the container is not marked with significant texts or images. It is stripped of all labels and markings, revealing an aesthetic beauty born of functional design. This work is especially apt because the artists’ studio outside Paris is housed partially in a former dairy. Milk pays tribute to its container, a seemingly insignificant and neutral but essential utensil.