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Reclaim the North Pole with Native Flags: 
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As the Arctic sea ice melts, nations clamor to raise their flags over newly open waters to claim the natural resources that lie beneath them - oil, manganese, diamonds, fish - and to control shipping lanes.  Meanwhile, rising sea levels threaten the world below.  

On June 29th, 2008, Miami artist Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole and planted a green flag to "reclaim it for nature.”  Click here to see video. 

Cortada created this NYFA sponsored artist (see Artspire page) project to engage people globally to help slow the polar thaw: Participants plant a native tree next to a green flag at home and ask their neighbors to do the same. 

Reforestation reduces the greenhouse gases that cause global climate change. 

During December 3-6, 2009ecoartspace presented Native Flags at the Verge Art Fair in Miami Beach, Florida.

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

10/1/2014
Cortada to deliver FIU Plant Talk: Participatory Eco-Art Projects--Cultivating an Engaged Citizenry

10/2/2014
Places & Spaces Exhibit: How Science Inspires Art



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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