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11/29/2011
When: 11/29/2011
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
New York, New York  10011
United States
Contact: Radhika Subramaniam, PhD, Director/Chief Curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

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Southern Discomforts: A Focus on Antarctica
90n 90s Longitudinal Installation

Miami artist Xavier Cortada will discuss his polar art work as part of a panel on art/climate change at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, NYC.   

The panel will be held in the gallery from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 in conjunction with an exhibition, U-n-f-o-l-d: A Cultural Response to Climate Change.  Other panelists include Andrea Polli and Paul D.Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky).  Moderator: Simone Douglas.





For more information please contact:

Radhika Subramaniam, PhD.
Director/Chief Curator, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and
Asst. Professor, Art & Design History & Theory
Parsons The New School for Design
2 W. 13th Street, Z101
New York NY 10011




Xavier Cortada has created art installations in the Earth's poles to generate awareness about global climate change: In 2007, the artist used the moving ice sheet beneath the South Pole as an instrument to mark time; the art piece will be completed in 150,000 years. In 2008, he planted a green flag at North Pole to reclaim it for nature and in so doing launch a global reforestation eco-art effort. Cortada has also developed participatory art projects to engage communities in local action at points in between. 
 

Here are a few links to examples of how Cortada's work is being used by educators: 
  

Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation, South Pole (2007), North Pole (2008).

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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 Reclamation Project






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