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90N North Pole Project: Understand the Project
 
In June 2008, Miami artist Xavier Cortada will travel to the North Pole, ninety degrees North (90N), to create site-specific installations exploring our connection to the natural world. The work addresses global climate change and will include the reinstallation of the "Longitudinal Installation" and "Endangered World" (originally created in the South Pole, 90S, during January 2007 as part of a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers residency).

Using melting Arctic sea ice, Cortada will create a series of "Arctic Ice Paintings" similar to those he created in 2007 with melting Antarctic sea ice.
 

The artist will also plant a green flag at at the Earth's northernmost point to encourage the reforestation of native trees in the world below.

The New York Foundation for the Arts has selected "90N" as one of it's sponsored artists projects.  Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to NYFA online to support Xavier Cortada's "90N" project.


 

For more detailed information about the project please click here.

Calendar

8/4/2014 » 9/11/2014
FLOR500 at FIU Graham Center Art Gallery

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



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.







FLOR500

 Reclamation Project

Native Flags

 





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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