Lecture at San Jose State University

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Lecture at San Jose State University

February 23, 2010 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Polar Art Installations:  
Global awareness, local action.”
A lecture by Xavier Cortada

Xavier Cortada has created art installations at 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 (click here). 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 (click here). Cortada has also developed participatory art projects to engage communities in local action at points in between.


February 23, 2010
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Jo Farb Hernandez, Director


Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, School of Art and Design, San Jose State University