Newsletter: December 2009
San Jose State University Lecture:
Polar Art Installations:
Global Awareness, Local Action
Thompson Art Gallery
School of Art & Design
San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95912
February 23rd, 2010
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Verge Art Fair: New York's ecoartspacepresents Cortada's Native Flags
In conjunction with ecoartspace NYC, Xavier Cortada will present a participatory artwork titled Native Flags and invites everyone attending the Verge Art Fair as well as the general public to collaborate in the creation of the work.
Cortada's celebrated Reclamation Project will also be displayed in the lobby of the Catalina Hotel at the Verge Art Fair.
Verge Art FairPlease visit www.vergeartfair.com for fair details.
1732 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
December 4 - 6, 2009,
For further information please contact: Amy Lipton, Director ecoartspace NYC, at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Native Flags
Melting polar sea ice has global political powers clamoring to place their flags over the Arctic to control the Northwest Passage shipping lanes and the petroleum and mineral resources beneath the ice. Cortada developed Native Flags as an eco-art project to engage people globally in a reforestation campaign to prevent the polar regions from melting. At home, participants can also plant a native tree next to Cortada's green flag and ask their neighbors to do the same. Together, they can help to support the regrowth of the planet's native tree canopies - one yard at a time.
On June 29th, 2008, Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole and planted a green flag to reclaim the landscape for nature. The trip was sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
as part of Cortada's larger 90N project. The work addresses global climate change and included the reinstallation of Cortada's Longitudinal Installation and Endangered World projects as part of a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers residency.
To participate in Native Flags please visithttp://www.nativeflags.org
|Infecundasfeatured in video exhibit|
Video by Xavier Cortada
Music by Juan Carlos Espinosa
Click here to see Infecundas video
O Cinema, in conjunction with the Calix Gustav Gallery, present their inaugural exhibition of video art titled, Monitoring Art, on Saturday, December 5th with a reception open to the public and held in celebration of Art Basel and the Wynwood Art Walk.
Calix Gustav Gallery
Wynwood Art District
98 NW 29th Street
Miami, Florida 33127
December 1, 2009 - February 2, 2010
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Facebook artwork address biodiversity loss
Art features animals from "Endangered World: North Pole installation"
During 2009-2010, Cortada will draw an endangered animal from each of Earth's 360° and upload it his Facebook profile image. By assuming the animal's identity on this social networking site, Cortada aims to show the ultimate interconnection: What endangers one species endangers all, including our own.
To see drawings click here.
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.