Press Release

For the occasion of the Sustainable Thinking exhibition presented by Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, Lucy + Jorge Orta have created a parcours across the city of Florence, starting at the historic Palazzo Vecchio, followed by the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, to the Museo Novecento.



International exhibitions

International Archives 1st half of 2019

Lucy and Jorge Orta, Life Guards

Parcours in Florence (Italy)

11.04 - 04.07.2019




Lucy and Jorge Orta, Life Guards, Parcours in Florence (Italy)

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Life Guards are inspired by the four basic founding elements within the allegorical frescoes of the Palazzo's Sala degli Elementi –aira, acqua, fuoco, terra– and conveyed through the posture of a human figure.

Following in the footsteps of the mythological gods and divinities depicted in the frescoes, the artists' life guards are surrounded by an array of symbolic and functional objects that evoke the increasing fragility of these vital resources due to factors such as exploitation and climate change and convey the need to develop more sustainable ways of using, protecting and conserving these resources in the future.

Parcours April 11, July 4, 2019. Florence (Italy), Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Salvatore Ferragamo,  Museo Novecento.