Orta Antarctica

Lucy + Jorge Orta
January 14 - February 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14
6 - 8 PM

Jane Lombard Gallery is pleased to present Antarctica, the first exhibition in New York by internationally renowned artists, Lucy + Jorge Orta. The exhibition is based on the Orta’s groundbreaking expedition to Antarctica in 2007.

Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on social and ecological issues, employing a diversity of media – drawing, sculpture, installation, painting, photography, video, and performance – to realize major bodies of work. Antarctica will feature works first created for the artists’ expedition to the Antarctic peninsula, addressing issues such as environmental conditions and human survival in adverse situations. Following a commission from The End of the World Biennale (2007), the Ortas installed an ephemeral “Antarctic Village” on the continent, a “village” composed of 50 domelike sculptures constructed with flags from countries around the world. They also created and raised the first Antarctic Flag, to symbolize the unification of nations around shared common values.