On December 1st the international jury of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call will announce its final selection. The winning applicant will receive an invitation to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to the Southern Continent in March 2017, to realize a proposed artwork. In addition, 15 finalists will be granted the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art, 2017.
Members of the Artistic Advisory Board and BMW Group invite special guests and media representatives to share this announcement during an exclusive event at the Fontainebleau Hotel on 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Function Room: Splash 4. This event will also be live streamed on the Antarctic Biennale Facebook account. In addition, there will be visual presentation of proposals by finalists, and a selection of works by other biennale participants.
The winner and finalists were selected from a pool of over 500 applications, from 59 countries, by an independent jury comprising the Commissioner of the Antarctic Biennale, Alexander Ponomarev, and members of the Artistic Advisory Board – Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.
Announced in August 2016, the Open Called requested a strong conceptual outline and strict consideration of ecological regulations circumscribing Antarctic enterprise. The most active applicant countries were the USA (72 applications), UK (45 applications) and Russia (38 applications). The top 10 active participating countries also included France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Turkey and Mexico.
The names of the top-15 finalists and the 1st prize winner are to be revealed next week. Please follow the news for more details.
The AB Vision Club`s research session “The future of the ‘shared spaces’ and the role of Antarctica” was held in international press briefing center in Moscow on November 21. Researchers, scientists, philosophers and artists from all over the world gathered together to brainstorm ideas about the future of Antarctica and the human civilization as well. As a special guest of the session, the Commissioner of Antarctic Biennale Alexander Ponomarev gave presentation of the Antarсtic Biennale project and gladly answered the questions concerning the upcoming expedition. Antarctica is a unique continent of freedom and just like other shared spaces – the World Ocean and Cosmos, belongs to no one. Existing international agreements permit only scientific and creative activities that serve the needs and interests of the whole mankind.
The AB Vision Club`s research session “The future of the ‘shared spaces’ and the role of Antarctica” will be held in international press briefing center in Moscow on Monday, November 21 at 3 p.m. The main issue of this event is to discuss a variety of major scenarios our civilization has on possible future of the ‘shared spaces’ and the role of Antarctica.
Our special guest the Commissioner of Antarctic Biennale Alexander Ponomarev will held a speech on upcoming expedition to Antarctica and will answer questions from the audience.
We are glad to introduce the speakers of the session:
Pavel Luksha, Head of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Antarctic Biennale, Professor at the Skolkovo School of Management;
Barbara Imhof, Member of AIAA Space Architecture Technical Committee;
Sergey Pisarev, leading research associate of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology.
The Antarctic Biennale event was successfully held in the New York` National Arts Club. The presentation by world known architect Hani Rashid, who is also the member of the Antarctic Biennale Artistic Advisory Board, became the main part of the evening.