Art of the Extreme – Antarctica, Amazonia and Beyond

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
2:30PM
No charge • Reservations required

Beyer Artist-in-Residence
Lucy + Jorge Orta

Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice employs a diversity of media including drawing, photography, and sculpture to realize major bodies of work that address key social and ecological challenges. Since returning from two research expeditions to the Amazon, their main focus has been visualize the interwoven nature of our ecosystems and their value to our well-being. Widely exhibited in major museums around the world, the artists have received the Green Leaf Award for their contribution to sustainability and their excellence with an environmental message. This was presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the Natural World Museum at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway (2007).

Lucy+ Jorge Orta founded Les Moulins in 2000 as an extension of their practice. This ambitious cultural project along a 5-mile stretch of the Grand Morin valley in Seine-et-Marne, France is dedicated to artistic research and production of contemporary art, informed by the natural environment of the valley and the industrial heritage of the former paper mills.

Lucy+ Jorge Orta’s work can be found in public and private collections and numerous monographs have been published.

Generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beyer

 

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