THE ANTARCTIC BIENNALE
promises to be remembered as one of the most innovative and pioneering experiences in the History of Art
On March 17, 2017, the 117 metre long vessel ‘Akademik Sergey Vavilov’ departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, for the Antarctic Circle. Aboard, a diverse group of artists, researchers, visionaries and philosophers - participants in the 1st Antarctic Biennale; a pioneering initiative under the patronage of UNESCO.
For the duration of the voyage the ship will function as a floating platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and performance, dedicated to reevaluating existing Antarctic enterprise and to exploring notions of Antarctic culture. Beyond an extensive onboard program, a series of temporary artistic interventions are scheduled to take place on the continent's icy shores, in its coastal waters, and even in the air - each conforming to ecological best practices as stipulated by IATO. In addition, workshops, poetry, and video screenings will take place, bridging the domains of art, science and conservation.
When the expedition is complete, selected works created during the expedition, along with documentation of the various workshops, will be exhibited in leading international museums and art centers.
Keep up to date with the news of this creative journey to the Earth's most southerly continent www.antarcticbiennale.com
According to the Antarctic Treaty (1959) and other international agreements, the continent can only be used for scientific research and artistic activities in the interest of humanity. Antarctica is the last continent not to belong to any single state, and it is one of a select few places where international agreements really are observed.
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