Art – Exploring Issues Around Environmental Change

By Catarina Wilk

Art in its various different forms has the power to reach and, most importantly, to move people in order to provoke changes. One could almost say that it might be one of the most important mediums to change people’s thinking, to make them conscious about what is going on in today’s world.

For that reason, The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre will host a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed artists Lucy + Jorge Orta at the end of January.
The two artists produce artwork that “questions the social and ecological sustainability of the planet”.
Lucy and Jorge Orta have worked in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and have collected many impressions on various different settings for over more than twenty years which does have a massive impact on their way of thinking and shapes their art works.

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The creative duo creates sculpture, installation, architecture, fashion, design, and performance art in order to “generate thought-provoking approaches to social and ecological dilemmas”.

On top of that, the exhibition features Symphony for Absent Wildlife which is a multi-media and multi-sensory installation commissioned and newly established by the University of Leicester.

Our environment is precious and so is our whole world! That’s one of the main messages of this exhibition.

The exhibition’s official opening will take place at Attenborough Arts on 29th January 2016 and opens to the public on Saturday 30 January and runs until Sunday 24 April 2016.
Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm.

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