Thursday, Dec. 1, 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Miami Beach | Fontainebleau Hotel
4441 Collins Ave, Miami, FL 33140
Function Room: Splash 4
Conference Center, Upper Lobby Level
please use the main arrival entrance Chateau
On December 1st the international jury of the 1st Antarctic Biennale Open Call will announce its final selection. The winner will receive an invitation to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to Antarctica in March 2017, to realize a proposed artwork. In addition, 15 finalists will be granted the opportunity to exhibit their works 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 forthcoming Antarctic Biennale unites globally celebrated names and significant young voices across disciplinary boundaries. The project was conceived by Alexander Ponomarev (Commissioner). As a contemporary artist, philosopher and visionary he was recently named among the ‘100 Leading GlobalThinkers’ by Foreign Policy magazine.