|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Creators:||Orta, Lucy and Orta, Jorge|
Recent debates have centred less on the possibility and more on the certainty and speed with which climate change will take place. As the debate has developed, so too has our approach to the future of our planet and citizens. This exhibition will reflect the impact of the climate change debate on the practice of a broad range of contemporary artists across a wide variety of media. Earth will interconnect ‘issue’ and ‘art’, and will present works that are beautiful, powerful and thought-provoking.
Lucy + Jorge Orta present Antarctic Village – No Borders, first installed in Antarctica in 2007 as a symbol of the plight of those struggling to cross borders and to gain the freedom of movement necessary to escape political and social conflict. For the artists, Antartica embodies the hope for a neutral peaceful land, free of conflict. Hand-stitched by a traditional tent-maker with sections of flags from countries around the world, this physical embodiment of the new ‘Global Village’ refers to the right to freedom of movement enshrined within the UN Declaration for Human Rights.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||contemporary art, environment, climate change, earth|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Funders:||Glaxo Smith Kline, Royal Academy of the Arts London, Cape Farewell|
|Related Websites:||http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/gsk-contemporary-season-2009/?type=past, http://www.studio-orta.com/artwork_list.php?fs=12&fm=0&fd=0, http://www.studio-orta.com/text_archive.php?fs=12|
|Related Exhibitions:||End of the World Biennale, Ushuaia City, Argentina 2007, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2008, Galleria Continua Le Moulin, 2008, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tonsberg, Norway 2009, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, 2008, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, 2009, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2011|
|Projects or Series:||Lucy Orta, Antarctica|
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|Material/Media:||Coated polyamide, various textiles, nation flags, silkscreen print, second hand clothes, webbing, clips|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||180 x 180 x 150cm (each)|
|Date Deposited:||28 Sep 2011 08:29|
|Last Modified:||14 Dec 2011 10:18|
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