Works created in the Arctic circle, will be shown at the Biennale in Venice


In the Pushkin Museum hosted a presentation of the project, the first international Antarctic Biennale to be held in Antarctica in March 2017. The idea began over 10 years ago from the artist Alexander Ponomarev during his first expeditions to Antarctica.

The Russian research vessel “Akademik Sergey Vavilov” will travel with the participants of the Biennale in the direction of the continent on February 17. The ship will sail about one hundred artists, architects, researchers, writers and philosophers from Japan, Germany, China, Argentina, Spain, Morocco, UK and other countries. Russia will be represented by the winner of the Kandinsky Prize 2016 Andrey Kuzkin.


“The implementation of art projects planned during the landings on the icy shores of the continent, in the oceanic waters, airspace, Antarctica, and aboard the ship. The program of the Biennale research session, the poetic and philosophical discussions, video art program”, — informs the press service of the Antarctic Biennale.

Objects that will be created on the southern polar circle, photos and videos brought back from this trip, for the first time will show at the 57th Venice Biennale of contemporary art, which will be held from 13 may to 26 November this year. Also, after the trip is planned the production of documentaries, photo albums, publishing illustrated books and artists ‘ television programs.

Antarctica to host Biennale with artists from all over the world updated: March 8, 2017 by author: Rollin

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