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Penny Stamps Speaker Series

Lucy Orta

Body Architecture

December 10, 2009

Lucy Orta

Trained as a fashion designer but working as an artist since the 1990s, Lucy Orta created “architectures with soul.” —objects that evoke the need for change, poetically prefiguring reality and suggesting alternative life styles. She has produced numerous interventions and actions, putting on stage crucial themes of the contemporary world: community, social exclusion, dwelling, mobility, sustainable development and recycling. With support from the UM Museum of Art (UMMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), and the Chelsea River Gallery.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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