Art and Sustainability
April 30, 2009 by amucklow
Here at CSF we are thrilled that Professor Lucy Orta’s work is really pushing boundaries and challenging ideas about climate change and fragile ecosystems. There are lots of exhibitions coming up, so try and check one out.
Professor Lucy Orta is delighted to announce two new exhibitions that draw upon the current research focuses of Lucy + Jorge Orta - climate change and fragile ecosystems. Here the artists utilise art as a platform to investigate environmental issues and to promote a new sustainable drive for our contemporary society.
OrtaWater – Antarctica Village No Borders 17 March – 17 April 2009, DSM Unlimited, The Netherlands.
The exhibition by Lucy + Jorge Orta coincides with the launch of DSM’s 2009 sustainability report and it represents the starting point for a new commission in 2010. The base of this unique collaboration between Royal DSM and Lucy + Jorge Orta is the shared focus on the pressing issues confronting our world, which involve securing sustainable energy supplies, combating climate change and providing balanced food supplies and health for the global population. In the two DSM offices in The Netherlands, the artists present the ongoing project OrtaWater, focused on the worldwide shortage of water, and Antarctica, which stands up as a new utopia, drawing attention to the current climate of migration and the refugee status in which many people throughout the world find themselves.
GREEN PLATFORM. Art Ecology Sustainability 24 April – 19 July 2009, CCCS – Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Italy.
This group exhibition adopts a complex critical view based on an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of the environment, in the dual sense of a crisis in our thermo-industrial society based on non-renewable sources of energy and of an ecological crisis caused by pollution and by the worrying overheating of our planet. Ecology is not thus explored just in terms of an environmental approach, but rather it is investigated through its philosophical, psychological, environmental, financial and social implications.
Upcoming Exhibitions May 2009
Return to Function 1 May – 22 August 2009, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, USA.
OrtaWater 5 – 11 May 2009, Motive Gallery, Vienna Art Week, Austria
Dress Code 7 May – 25 July 2009, ISELP Brussels, Belgium
Pot Luck 22 May – 19 July 2009, New Art Gallery Walsall, UK