Food Water Life: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Food Water Life: Lucy + Jorge Orta



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This beautifully illustrated hardback publication covers three major bodies of work by artists Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food - Water - Life. Through these universal topics, the reader will get a better picture of how Lucy + Jorge create their artworks and their role as creative 'agents' for social awareness and change.

Since founding Studio Orta in 1992, the duo have created an extensive body of work that addresses universal concerns of community, shelter, migration, and sustainable development. Beyond merely tackling these issues artistically, their work suggests solutions by modeling fresh approaches to social dilemmas. From reclaiming discarded food for town-wide dinner celebrations to staging an international exhibition in Antarctica, their often-playful projects incorporate elements of design, fashion, art, and architecture, which they combine with performances, multimedia events, and public debates.

Featuring hundreds of photographs of their artworks, Food Water Life includes texts by highly regarded art historians and curators: Zoë Ryan, Ellen Lupton, Judith Hoos Fox, Ginger Gregg Duggan and an interview with Hou Hanru provides a deeper insight into the artists’ processes and motivations.

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, New York
Date: 2012
Tye: Monograph
ISBN: 978-1-56898-991-4
Language: English
Hard Cover, 192 pages, full colour plates, 221 x 26cm

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Vargas Isis May 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Lo daba por perdido, lo pedí el 21 de febrero y llegó hoy!! No tenía numero de seguimiento y por lo mismo es más fácil que se retrase. Afortunadamente llegó y es muy bonito!!!


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Sahil Singh Jan 26, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Orta studio is awesome, i can't believe they send me another one even though it wasn't there fault that the first one got stolen on the way, and yea this passport is really awesome, I'm finally a dual passport holder now 😂... good quality, go for it.

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Jake Conlin Feb 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Quite a cool movement to take part in. The passport took about a month to arrive, however I ordered it during the holiday season so this was to be expected. It seems to be of a reasonable quality and I would say it is worth the purchase as it is something you can hold onto for a long time. In addition to its symbolic value, I have discovered that it can serve another purpose. You might have heard of those novelty passport stamps that that you can receive at places like Checkpoint Charlie, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, stations around Antarctica... even in Wales where that town with the really long name is. If you don't wish to risk invalidating your real passport with unofficial passport entries but still want to receive the cool stamps, then the two blank pages in the Antarctica Passport could be used for this purpose.

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Ariane Nelson Aug 6, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I filled up my other one so I had to get a second one for my trip next year. These are fantastic passports and it's fun to collect stamps and memorabilia in.

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