Pouvoir & Pouvoir
Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, France
Studio Orta is pleased to announce the participation of Lucy + Jorge Orta in the exhibition Pouvoir & Pouvoir at Galleria Continua Les Moulins from June 23 to September 22, 2019.
In this collective exhibition, some twenty international artists evoke the links between Art and Power. In this context, Lucy + Jorge Orta propose two forms of power struggle through large format paintings and textile banners.
In Moulin de Boissy: The paintings Parcelas Dominantes, Triangular AAA and Gama refer to the political situation in Argentina from 1972-1983. The unfair distribution of land, which led to social uprisings violently repressed by dictatorial power with the creation of a death squadron, the Triple A. These works, in their abstract and geometric appearance, hide a system of color codes invented by Jorge Orta. This code, where each color represents a historical, geographical, political or social situation, allows him to speak-out and continue to create despite the repression.
In Moulin Sainte-Marie: Procession Banners (2018-2019) is a collaborative work to commemorate the centenary of the Suffragette movement and the memory of the thousands of women who were imprisoned during their fight for the right to vote. Lucy Orta worked with women inmates over a six-month period to design and create a series of embroidered textiles banners for a historic march that mobilised over 90 000 women across the UK, on June 10, 2018. The banners are touring from the Ikon Gallery and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK.
Opening June 23: reservations for the navette and information Galleria Continua.