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Art in Antarctica: Antarctic Ice Paintings

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Antarctic Ice Paintings
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Xavier Cortada, recipient of a 2006-2007 National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers fellowship, traveled to Antarctica to implement a series of projects and installations. While there, the Miami artist created "ice paintings” using sea ice, glacier and sediment samples provided to him by scientists working in Antarctica.  The artist titled the works on paper by randomly selecting the names of geographic features from a map of the continent that inspired their creation.
 



Antarctic Sea Ice series

norvegia
norvegia
weddell
weddell
bellingshausen
bellingshausen
wrigley
wrigley
balleny
balleny
porpoise
porpoise
prydz
prydz
amundsen
amundsen
wilkins
wilkins
vincennes 
vincennes
ross
● ross
astrid 
astrid


Xavier Cortada
Ice Paintings: Antarctic Sea Ice series
Medium:  Sea ice from the Antarctica's Ross Sea, sediment from Antarctica's Dry Valleys and mixed media on paper
Size: 12 inches x 9 inches
Year: 2007
Created onsite at McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica

 

Ice Paintings: Western Antarctic Ice Sheet series
 
slessor
slessor
hawkes
hawkes

takahe
takahe
leverett
leverett


matusevich
matusevich
ninnus
ninnus


mellor
mellor
shirase
shirase
 
coman 
coman
totten
 
totten


wade
 
● wade
widerOe
● widerøe



Xavier Cortada
Ice Paintings: Western Antarctic Ice Sheet series
Medium:  Ice from Western Antarctic Ice Sheet, sediment from Antarctica's Dry Valleys, and mixed media on paper
Size: 12 inches x 9 inches
Year: 2007
Created onsite at McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica




Calendar

9/13/2014 » 11/1/2014
Cortada to celebrate 50th Birthday with "Littoral Creatures" exhibit opening on September 13th

9/27/2014 » 1/4/2015
Glenbow Museum (Calagry, Canada): Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775 - 2012



FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.







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Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii, New HampshireLatvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.


 

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