Lucy and Jorge Orta: Clouds|Nuages

Lucy and Jorge Orta: Clouds|Nuages
Library Shelf Location 18.ORTA
Publication Date 2012

Clouds | Nuages is published in association with the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Versailles and its contemporary art centre La Maréchalerie. It traces the inception of Clouds | Nuages co-commissioned by énsa-v and La Maréchalerie for an exhibition in the arts centre and the Co-creation workshop conducted with the architecture students presented in the Galerie des Moulages of the Louvre museum.

Clouds | Nuages draws from the artists’ previous research on issues effecting our environment, in particular the theme of water. Leading from their project OrtaWater, the artworks pose questions about the scarcity of this natural resource, the exploitation, purification and the distribution networks. The recycling communities in Cairo inspire Lucy + Jorge Orta as well as the lifespan of the water bottle that gradually disintegrates to create the enormous floating islands in our Oceans. In Versailles, these environmental threats radiate with an unexpected lightness and hedonism. Waste materials undergo metamorphosis. Technological processes, exuberant metallic colours and Baroque shapes confront us with a bright and optimistic world.

ISBN 9788862082167
Quantity 1
Pages 224p; 23.5 x 2 x 16.5 cm
Editor Lucy Orta
Author Vincent Michel
Format Softcover
Publishers Damiani - New York, Paris, Bologna, Hong Kong, La Marechalerie - centre d'art contemporain
Related Artists Lucy Orta, Jorge Orta
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Languages French, English

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