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At Parsons > Southern Discomforts: A Focus on Antarctica
November 29, 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Southern Discomforts: A Focus on Antarctica
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.
Click here to download PDF of Public Program.
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
Fax (212) 929-7438
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:
- YESMAGAZINE: http://www.yesmagazine.org/for-teachers/curriculum/climate-art-the-longitudinal-installation
- EXPLORATORIUMLECTURE: http://www.exploratorium.edu/webcasts/archive.php?keywordtext=%20xavier%20cortada&cmd=keyword
- ECHOCONFERENCE: http://www.exploratorium.edu/echo/
- GOOGLEEARTH ENVIRONMENTAL ARTISTS: http://www.xaviercortada.com/members/blog_view.asp?id=455261&post=74965
- ZER01 ZSALON:http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/4985258