|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
|Creators:||Orta, Lucy and Orta, Jorge|
70 x 7 The Meal act XXVI is the 26th act in Lucy + Jorge Orta’s ongoing banquets, taking place at the Fundació Joan Miró in support the ArtAids Foundation, to raise public consciousness and to encourage involvement in artistic projects aimed at preventing and fighting Aids.
The artists were inspired by the work of Padre Rafael Garcia H. (1909-1990) who initiated a series of benefit banquets to set in motion a major urban social development program entitled El minuto de Dios . The artist’s based their banquets on the symbol seven, which represents infinity in numerous ancestral cultures and in particular the biblical signification ad infinitum (Luke 17,4). Since their first banquet (act I) staged over a decade ago with just 14 guests, and thanks to the playful concept: 7 people invite 7, who invite 7 forever, the artists have now gathered together hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life to network, to stimulate ideas and debate humanitarian issues such as the fight against Aids, and to inspire those who are dedicated to making a difference to our society.
On the 8th September 2011, a dinner for 77 guests will be staged at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, a fragment of which is exhibited in the exhibition You Are Not Alone.
The artists create memorable events and relational artworks that infiltrate the daily ritual of dining; objects charged with meaning that build on the legacy of the thousands of encounters that have already taken place through 70 x 7.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Contemporary Art, Food, AIDS, Participative Art|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Fashion|
|Date:||8 September 2011|
|Funders:||ArtAids Foundation, Barcelona, British Council|
|Related Websites:||http://www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org/, http://www.artaids.com/overview/, http://www.studio-orta.com/news.php|
|Related Exhibitions:||You are not Alone, Fundacion Joan Miro Barcelona, Spain|
|Projects or Series:||Lucy Orta, Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), 70 x 7 The Meal|
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|Material/Media:||Table installation for 77 guests including: limited edition Royal Limoges porcelain plates, limited edition of place mats and napkins|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||Installation for 77 guests on the piazza of Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2011 15:58|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 20:51|
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