Orta, Lucy (2011) Operational Aesthetics. In: UAL Professorial Platform Series 2010-11, 6 June 2011, The Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 45 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RL. (Unpublished)
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item|
This platform marks Lucy Orta’s twenty years of practice as a contemporary artist covering the evolution of her career from leaving the Paris fashion industry to the inception of Studio Orta in 1991 with her husband, artist Jorge Orta, tracking its expansion into a large studio complex of interdisciplinary artists and theorists committed to creating and communicating with an artistic format that is both “representational” and “operational”; Operational Aesthetics (Aesthetic en Fonctionement), as coined by art theorist, Nicolas Bourriaud.
Her work is multidisciplinary utilising a range of techniques and media from drawing and printing to architectural carpentry, couture and embroidery, performance pieces and large installations. She has exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the world striving to create artistic formats that ‘speak’ different visual languages for different contexts and audiences, whether within the confines of the white cube, the wider community, the intimacy of the home, or the playground of the public space.
This Professorial Platform will address key issues regarding how art practice can play a new critical role in light of the growing problems in the world, how contradictions can be erased between aesthetics and social function, and the contributions that artists can make to environmental sustainability.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
As the University continues to maintain and develop its profile as a global leader in arts research, a series of Professorial Platform lectures was launched in 2008.
The Platforms are an opportunity for University colleagues and associates, as well as invited members of the public, to learn more about the research undertaken in the University. The Platforms enable Professors to highlight their field of interest and the University, in turn, to recognise and commemorate their successes to date.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Contemporary Art, Aesthetics|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Date:||6 May 2011|
|Related Websites:||http://www.arts.ac.uk/research/research-staff/a-z/professor-lucy-orta/, http://www.studio-orta.com/en, http://issuu.com/ualresearch/docs/orta-operational_aesthetics_final|
|Event Location:||The Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 45 Millbank, London, SW1P 4RL|
|Projects or Series:||Lucy Orta, Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), UAL Professorial Platform Series|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jan 2012 14:29|
|Last Modified:||11 Sep 2015 13:13|
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