November 2018 – Cortada Herald Op-ed

On November 2nd, 2018, Xavier Cortada welcomed attendees to the Creative Time Summit 2018, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art an politics organized by Creative Time. See live steam recording of event here:

With the election behind us, let’s leave the rhetoric and fear-mongering behind, too, and talk openly and honestly with each other about a threat we all face in a state surrounded by water: sea level rise.

Join us!

Exhibit opens:
November 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm
and runs through January 13, 2019
Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 S, Red Road
Pinecrest, FL
(305) 669-6990

Miami New Media Festival, 13th edition, is also presenting the following Cortada works in its exhibition at Concrete Space, 3400 NW 78th Ave , Doral, FL. : North Pole Dinner Party & Arctic Ice Paintings, Hubbard Brook Water Paintings and WaterViz: The Art and Science of Water Journeys. Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm and runs through January 15, 2019).

More Underwater HOA Media

New York Times / T Magazine:  Xavier Cortada’s” Underwater HOA , Marker 8,”2018, part of a site-specific, participatory art installation.  

T Agitprop: A dozen artistic responses to Climate Change, one of the greatest threats of our time”

Click here to read article.
By mapping the impending crisis, I make the invisible visible. Block by block, house by house, neighbor by neighbor, I want to make the future impact of sea level rise something impossible to ignore.
By asking participants to join the newly chartered group Underwater HOA, I hope to engage my neighbors as problem solvers who will learn and work together now to better prepare themselves and their heirs for the chaos to come.  
Xavier Cortada
Art Against Climate Change
The BBC Cultural Frontline hears from artists who are speaking out against environmental damage and climate change through their work.
We meet the artist bringing climate change to the front doors of one small town in Florida, USA. Xavier Cortada explains why he’s creating public art to demonstrate the potential devastation of melting glacial ice. 

During Art Basel week, households participating in the Underwater Homeowners Association will display signs with their homes’ elevations.

Listen to interview here:

Xavier Cortada Blends Art & Science

Cortada was named as a collaborator with the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER project in Antarctica. MCM LTER is an interdisciplinary study of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in a cold desert region of Antarctica. In 1992 this area was selected as a study site within the National Science Foundation’s Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. 
This is the region of the continent where the same team of scientists collected the sediment that Cortada used during his Antarctic art residency in 2006-2007 to create his Antarctic Ice Paintings. Those works will be on display at the “Antarctic Ice Paintings: Global Coastlines & Underwater HOA” exhibition in Hibiscus Gallery at Pinecrest Gardens from Nov 8, 2018 – Jan 13, 2019. Learn more here:
November 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (during Farmers Market) at artist’s studio in Pinecrest Gardens

To see full calendar of events please visit: